16 November 2021, 13:00-16:00 BRT, 16:00-19:00 GMT
Organized by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), the Nobel Prize Outreach, and the InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS), United by Science will bring science students from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean into conversation with Nobel Prize laureates to explore how science and scientists can most effectively make a positive impact on society. Discover the full programme.
Eighty undergraduate and graduate students, representing 24 countries in the region, will be invited to focus on issues that include the responsibilities of the scientist, the power of collaboration, strategies for building bridges with policy makers and society in general, and the wider societal implications of all these themes. By bringing together young people we aim to inspire the next generation of scientists to work together, both amongst themselves and together with the rest of society, to use science to tackle the big challenges ahead – climate change, inequality, political instability, as well as the devastation caused by COVID-19. Find out more about the participating students.
Participating speakers include Elizabeth Blackburn, 2009 Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology or Medicine; Emmanuelle Charpentier, 2020 Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry; Bernard Feringa, 2016 Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry; May-Britt Moser, 2014 Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology or Medicine; and Saul Perlmutter, 2011 Nobel Prize laureate in Physics. Learn more about panelists.
The event will be moderated by Adam Smith, chief scientific officer at Nobel Prize Outreach, and Juleen Zierath, professor of clinical integrative physiology and a member of the Nobel Committee at Karolinska lnstitutet.
United by Science is open for everyone (free of charge) and will be broadcast on 16 November at the Nobel Prize website:
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Jornal Nacional, 16/11
Bom Dia Santa Catarina, 16/11
Isto É, 16/11
Agência Fapesp, 16/11
Folha de S. Paulo, 15/10
Correio Braziliense, 13/11
O Globo, 11/11
Jornal da USP, 11/11
Sessões de Introdução e Encerramento
Mesa-redonda com May-Britt Moser
Mesa-redonda com Emmanuelle Charpentier
Mesa-redonda com Saul Perlmutter
Mesa-redonda com Bernard Feringa
Mesa-redonda com Elizabeth Blackburn