GYSS 2016 in Singapore

I’ve had the privilege of attending the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) 2016 hosted by the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). GYSS is a one-week yearly multidisciplinary gathering of young scientists and researchers from all over the world, with eminent international science and technology leaders. The speakers are recipients of the Nobel Prize, Fields Medal, Millennium Technology Prize, Turing Award and IEEE Medal of Honour. So all very prominent, accomplished, and inspiring scientists. Besides attending lectures and plenary sessions, participants had the opportunity to visit different institutions, such as the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

The event was kindly sponsored by the National Research Foundation of Singapore; and besides speakers there were other distinguished people, such as the President of Singapore with whom participants could have a chat (see photo below).

The event was well publicised in various media outlets.

All in all, a very cool event, from the opening to the closing ceremony. So if you are someone who is considering to apply for GYSS 2017 (or later), and you found this blog post by searching for more information on GYSS, my recommendation is do not hesitate: it’s worth a long travel 🙂

Here are some photos from the event, the campus of the university, and some landmarks of Singapore. My favourite one is with Dr Leslie Lamport, the recipient of the Turing Award, and the creator of LaTeX!

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and one with Dr Leslie Lamport…

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