The workshop will be structured around round tables addressing various historical, current and future issues relevant to fundamental science and society, with an opening up towards Asian countries, in particular towards developing countries around Vietnam and the themes proper to them.
- Day 1: Science for the progress of knowledge and for development, with presentations and round tables on the role of fundamental research in technological revolutions on the one hand, and in sustainable development on the other.
- Day 2: Science for peace, with presentations and round tables on the themes of excellence, diversity and their underlying value on the one hand, and of links between fundamental and applied research in the framework of open innovation on the other hand.
Dr Jovan Kurbalija addressing participants of the international workshop on Fundamental Science and Society in Vietnam (8 July 2016). The session was also attended by Nobel laureates (third photo, from left): Jerome Fridman (Physics, 1990), David Gross (Physics, 2004), Kurt Wüthrich (Chemistry, 2002), and Finn Kydland (Economy, 2004).