LAAAMP at the WSF2019

It's official! LAAAMP will be featured at the next World Science Forum 2019 hosted by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences under the main theme “Science, Ethics and Responsibility”.

A thematic session on Basic Sciences Infrastructures for ethical and responsible collaborative development, co-organized by IUPAP, IUCr and ICTP, has been approved for inclusion in the programme of the World Science Forum 2019, Budapest (Hungary), 20-23 November 2019.

It is well documented and understood that improving populations understanding of science and the scientific method has numerous benefits needed for the fast changing world. Not only does it serve technology transfer, innovation and economic development through direct work of scientists and engineers, but also the trickle down effect of strong research institutions provides a backbone to strengthen scientific education at all levels to improve essential skills required for the modern economy and for entrepreneurship.


Michel Spiro, President Designate of IUPAP
Michele Zema, IUCr Executive Outreach Officer and Executive Committee of LAAAMP


Princess Sumaya bint Hassan (Jordan) Opening address
Herwig Schopper (CERN) SESAME
Sekazi K. Mtingwa (LAAAMP) Progress Towards an African Light Source and the LAAAMP Project: the role of Advanced Light Sources for scientific, socio-economic and science diplomacy aspects
Atish Dabholkar (ICTP Director) The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics: driving global efforts to advance scientific expertise in the developing world
Sanja Damjanovic (Minister of Science, Montenegro) Concluding remarks

LAAAMP has already successfully participated in the World Science Forum 2017 (Dead Sea, Jordan, 7-11 November 2017) with a thematic session entitled “Light sources and crystallographic sciences for sustainable development” and in the CiLAC (Latin America and the Caribbean Open Science Forum) 2018 with a dialogue session entitled "Implementing Advanced Light Source facilities in Latin America and the Caribbean for sustainable socio-economic development".


Posted 17 Jul 2019