Scientists from 24 nations at event

More than 200 young researchers from 24 countries are given a rare opportunity to interact with 20 prominent names in the science and technology fields this week.

The participants - aged 35 and below and from countries as far away as Norway and Belarus - are here for the sixth Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS), which began at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) yesterday.

Through lectures, panel discussions and small group sessions, the award-winning scientists, including Nobel laureates, will impart their knowledge and experience to their younger peers.Topics include how research can develop solutions to address major global challenges; black holes and quantum mechanics; and science and society.

The participants will get to visit universities, research institutions and public agencies to learn about science and technology solutions here.

The GYSS, which ends on Friday, is organised by the National Research Foundation and supported by the Ministry of Education, NTU, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, Singapore University of Technology and Design and Singapore Global Network.

This year's GYSS is also a partner event of the France-Singapore Year of Innovation 2018, which aims to encourage more collaboration in innovation in both countries. More information on GYSS is available at

Raffaella Nathan Charles

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 23, 2018, with the headline 'Scientists from 24 nations at event'. Print Edition | Subscribe