In three weeks, Singapore will host a boot camp for top young scientists from around the world.
The inaugural Global Young Scientists Summit from Jan 20 to 25 will include talks and master classes by eminent speakers, among them Nobel laureates like Sydney Brenner and Yang Chen Ning, who received the prize for physiology or medicine, and physics, respectively.
The 280 participants of the camp will come from Singapore, the United States, Europe and other parts of Asia.
They will be from institutions and firms that have close ties to Singapore with their home institutions nominating them to attend the summit.
The summit will feature a Singapore Challenge competition where participants submit a proposals for sustainable development including water management, energy management and urban transportation.
The winner will be announced on Jan 25 and will receive a US$100,000 cash prize and a medallion.