Nobel Fest has started its biannual lecture series this week, QazMonitor reports.
Nobel Lecture Week will stream a number of online lectures from October 31 to November 4 on its official website. Nobel Prize winners and recipients of the world's most prestigious awards will speak on the following topics:
- How cancer cells become malignant
- On the effects of stress on our lives
- Will democracy survive?
- On the study of the human brain in normality and disease
- On modern artificial intelligence and neural networks
- The Basics of Strategic Policy - Research Leading to Commercialization
- Predicting crystal structure: from new compounds to room superconductivity
- Brain - machine intelligence: Mind over mechanics
- Symmetries of algebraic manifolds
Among the list of speakers are Dr. Pascal Mayer (2022 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences), Lyman Page (2018 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics), Artem Oganov (Founder and Chair of the Commission on Crystallography of Materials), Christopher Hacon (2018 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics), Robert Weinberg (2013 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences), Jürgen Schmidhuber (Director of AI Initiative KAUST), James Hendler (Director of RPI-IBM), and Bin He (Professor of the Neuroscience Institute at Carnegie Mellon University).
Lectures will also be organized for Nobel Fest general partners - M. Auezov South Kazakhstan University (SKU) and S. Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University (KATU).
The V Anniversary Nobel Festival, the largest international nonprofit technological and scientific educational event was held in Astana last week, from October 26-28. The event was organized with the aim of making education accessible to all. The large-scale event was held in offline as well as hybrid formats.
Participants included Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rae Kwon Chung, 2007 Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Climate Change; Keishia Thorpe, Global Teacher Laureate 2021; Martin Wezowski, Chief Futurologist and Head of Future Hub at SAP; Mags Dillon, CEO of Princeton Asia; and Dr. Iqbal Choudhary, General Coordinator of COMSTECH, Organization for Islamic Cooperation.