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Young scientists in class of their own


Young scientists developing solutions to global grand challenges are being celebrated at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions this week.

Thirty six of the world’s brightest and most impactful scientists, aged under 40, are being recognised as part of WEF’s Class of 2018 Young Scientists, at its annual meeting in Tianjin, which takes place from 18 to 20 September.

“The scientists, all under the age of 40, have been selected for their contribution to advancing the frontiers of science in ways that contribute to health, sustainability, inclusiveness and equity. Collectively, their research covers areas as diverse as artificial intelligence, biology and bio-medicine, physics and materials science, and energy and quantum computing,” the WEF said in a news release.

The young scientists will contribute to the various debates and workshops this week with leaders ‘from government, business, civil society and other stakeholder groups’ to provide ‘ideas for solving complex challenges within and outside their core areas of interest’.

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