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Nobel and Field prize winners to meet in Vietnam programme

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The press conference in Hanoi on June 3 (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Seven professors who have won Nobel and Field awards will join over 240 foreign and domestic scientists in the 12th “Meet Vietnam”, scheduled to take place from June 26-December 17.

They are Ngo Bao Chau (2010 Field Medal winner), David Gross (2004 Nobel Prize in Physics), Carlo Rubbia (1984 Nobel Prize in Physics), Jerome Fiedman (1990 Nobel Prize in Physics), Kurt Wuthrich (2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry), Finn Kydland (2004 Nobel Prize in Economics) and Jean Jouzel (2007 Nobel Peace Prize).

The information was revealed by Minister of Information and Communication Truong Minh Tuan at a press conference in Hanoi on June 3.

The programme has 12 conferences and seminars and three international physics classes, he said, noting that the international conference entitled “Basic science and society” will be held in the central province of Binh Dinh on July 7-8.

Participants will discuss the importance of science to social development with policy-makers and representatives from the private economic sector. They will give recommendations on issues related to basic science and society in Asian countries, especially developing nations.

In addition, the scientists will host talk shows in Quy Nhon city and at Vietnam National University’s Hanoi University of Science and National Economics University in Hanoi in July.

“Meet Vietnam” programme is one of the Meet Vietnam Association’s activities that aim to become part of the national science and education development programme. The association is also active in Vietnam with the grant of scholarships and the building of SOS villages for disadvantaged children.-VNA
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