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Story in photos: The 5th WLA Forum and the WLA Prize moments

Date Dec. 2, 2022

The 5th WLA Forum, a scientific event that features exchanges and communications over diverse scientific topics among top scientists worldwide, was successfully held in Shanghai from Nov. 3 to 7. Apart from its flagship academic dialogues and events, this year's Forum was also highlighted by the Award Ceremony of the Inaugural WLA Prize and Prize-related activities.

The two inaugural WLA Prize laureates, Michael I. Jordan and Dirk Görlich received the awards officially at the award ceremony held during the Forum's opening ceremony on Nov. 6 and delivered keynote speeches sharing their academic insights at the event. From Nov. 6 to 7, they also made academic lectures demonstrating their researches that won the award and visions for the future, joined with other world's leading scientists at roundtable talks focusing on their respective fields.

The WLA Forum, initiated by World Laureates Association (WLA) in 2018, is a phenomenal scientific event that attracts the greatest number of prize winners in the world. Held on to the annual theme of "Science Forward: Create a Bright Future," this year's conference provided a valuable platform for in-depth exchange in the fields like future health, mathematical & digital intelligence, carbon strategy, green power, education, and international cooperation.

About 60 laureates of the Nobel Prize, Wolf Prize, Lasker Award, Turing Award, Kyoto Prize, Scientific Breakthrough Prize, Canada Gairdner Prize, World Food Prize, Fields Medal, MacArthur Fellowship, Eni Award, and other top scientific awards, dozens of Chinese academicians, outstanding young scientists, and representatives of "junior scientists" attended the event.
Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, delivers special remarks via video at the Forum’s opening ceremony on Nov. 6.2022 & 2001 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry K. Barry Sharpless delivers a speech at the launch ceremony of the WLA Laboratories held during the Forum’s opening ceremony on Nov. 6.The 5th WLA Forum sees the Launch of the WLA Documentary Project, The Luminaries, during the opening ceremony.James Rothman, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, delivers a keynote speech The Impact of Fundamental Research during the keynote session on Nov. 6.Andre Geim, 2010 Nobel Laureate in Physics, delivers a keynote speech On Importance of Curiosity during the keynote session on Nov. 6.Michael I. Jordan, 2022 WLA Prize Laureate in Computer Science or Mathematics, delivers a keynote speech Machine Learning: Computational, Inferential and Economic Perspectives during the keynote session on Nov. 6.Dirk Görlich, 2022 WLA Prize Laureate in Life Science or Medicine, delivers a keynote speech Transport Through Nuclear Pores: The Jelly Path during the keynote session on Nov. 6.Yang Wei, Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, delivers a keynote speech Recommendations for Conduct in International Research Collaboration during the keynote session on Nov. 6.Chinese academicians (Members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, from left) at the Forum’s opening ceremony: Yang Wei, Wu Zhaohui, and Ding KuilingChinese academicians at the Forum’s opening ceremony: Jiang Hualiang (left), Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chen Saijuan (middle), Member of the Chinese Academy of EngineeringMichael Levitt (middle), 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Vice-Chairman, World Laureates AssociationRandy Schekman, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine and Chairman of WLA Prize Selection Committee, talks with James Rothman after the Forum’s opening ceremony on Nov. 6Roger Kornberg, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and WLA Chairman receives a media interview after the Forum’s opening ceremony on Nov. 6.Andre Geim in a media interview on Nov. 6.Dirk Gorlich, Randy Sheckman and Michael I. Jordan at a WLA Prize-related press conference on Nov. 6.A media reporter asks questions at the Nov. 6 press conference with WLA Prize laureates. A media reporter asks questions at the Nov. 6 press conference with WLA Prize laureates.The WLA Prize Laureates Roundtable: Future Developments of Mathematics and Intelligence Science on Nov. 7Michael I. JordanThe WLA Prize Laureates Roundtable: Building a Global Community of Health for All on Nov. 7.Wu Peng, Professor at The Scripps Research InstituteDong Jiajia, Distinguished Professor at Institute of Translational Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityDirk GörlichRandy SchekmanDirk Görlich Randy SchekmanDirk Görlich receives a media interview on Nov. 5.Michael I. Jordan receives a media interview on Nov. 5.