Univision and Fusion are presenting a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos this Saturday January 24 at 9:15am Davos time. You can watch the live stream at the video above.
The theme of the session is "Global Science Outlook" and can be summed up as "how will science solve global problems and change our lives?" and is comprised of some of the world's top scientists:
Dr. Francis Collins - Collins was the leader of the Human Genome Project, and now as Director of the US National Institutes of Health, he’s helping president Obama invest billions in the cutting edge brain research that could help us learn how to cure disease, reverse the impacts of aging or injury, and maybe even uncover new knowledge about what most people call the human soul – our consciousness.
Dr. France Cordová - The first woman Chief Scientist of NASA, Cordova now heads the US National Science Foundation, an independent government agency with an annual budget of $7.2 billion for spending on advancing scientific research.
Prof. Jean Pierre Bourguignon - A respected mathematician and responsible for nearly €14 billion in European funding for science as president of the European Research Council, which funds young scientists with bold ideas.
Prof. Mario Molina - Nobel Prize winner for discovering the role of CFCs in creating a hole in the ozone is a unique example of countries of the world uniting to act on scientific evidence to address a global risk. Molina, Mexico’s first Nobel Laureate in chemistry, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and current climate adviser to President Enrique Peña Nieto, is living proof that scientists can change the world.
Prof. Konstantine Novoselov - Konstantine won the Nobel Prize in 2010 when he was 36 years old, for discovering how to produce a new, 2-dimensional supermaterial: Graphene is the thinnest material known to mankind but it is also about 200 times stronger than steel, it conducts electricity more efficiently than silicon but it isn’t brittle, it’s highly flexible, and in theory it should be very cheap to produce in large amounts. There are big hopes pinned on graphene – from the future of super computers to flexible electronics we can wear.
Prof. Brian Schmidt - Nobel Prize in 2011 for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe. Schmidt is a renowned astronomer and astrophysicist. Some of the massive science projects he's currently involved in are the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project to be built in Australia and South Africa and the European Extremely Large Telescope (EELT) for which construction began in Chile in 2014.