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United by Science will bring science students from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean into conversation with Nobel Prize laureates to explore how science and scientists can most effectively make a positive impact on society.

The region does not lack challenges – climate change, inequality, political instability, as well as the devastation caused by Covid-19. By bringing together young people we aim to inspire the next generation of scientists to work together, both amongst themselves and together with the rest of society, to use science to tackle the big challenges ahead.

Eighty undergraduate and graduate students representing almost every country in the region will be invited to focus on issues that include the responsibilities of the scientist, the power of collaboration, strategies for building bridges with policy makers and society in general, and the wider societal implications of all these themes.

Participating speakers include Elizabeth Blackburn, 2009 Nobel Prize laureate in physiology or medicine; Emmanuelle Charpentier, 2020 Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry; Bernard Feringa, 2016 Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry; May-Britt Moser, 2014 Nobel Prize laureate in physiology or medicine and Saul Perlmutter, 2011 Nobel Prize laureate in physics.


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