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Fundamental Science and Society

07 July 2016

Quy Nhon, Vietnam

Event description

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the prestigious ‘Rencontres de Moriond’, the Ministry for science and technology of Vietnam, the Popular Committee of the Provice of Binh Dinh, the ‘Rencontres du Vietnam’ and the ‘Rencontres de Moriond’ are organising a workshop on the theme ‘Fundamental Science and Society’, with the patronage of UNESCO and support of CERN.

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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.

DiploFoundation’s Dr Jovan Kurbalija will participate as a speaker in the workshop. More information can be found on the event’s website.