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The Fourth World Laureates Forum

The Fourth World Laureates Forum opened on November 1 in Shanghai. China’s state newspaper People’s Daily reported that more than 130 of the world’s top scientists, including 68 Nobel Laureates, are participating in the 3-day event.

The forum organizers announced the creation of the World Laureates Association Prize, including two individual awards: the Mathematics and Intelligence Science Award, and the Medical and Life Science Award. Each is to be awarded once a year, with an award amount of RMB 10 million (US$1.6 million). The awards will be launched formally and awarded in 2022. The award money comes from the Shanghai World Laureates Development Fund, with a contribution of 500 million yuan ($78 million) from Sequoia China.

The World Laureates Association and the Chinese Association for Science and Technology (CAST), jointly organized the 4th World Laureates Forum under the guidance of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.  (CAE). CAST, CAS, and CAE are all Chinese government agencies.

The World Laureates Association was established in Shanghai in 2019. There are 72 scientist members, including 51 Nobel Prize Laureates, six Wolf Prize winners, six Lasker Award winners, four Turing Award winners, two MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’ winners, and one Fields Medal winner.

Source: People’s Daily, November 2, 2021