Cure, Create, Innovate: 9 Young Scientists Transforming Our World
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, UK
Blavatnik Family Foundation
The New York Academy of Sciences
From renewable energy to disease cures and smart materials to space exploration, these nine young women and men are the technical and creative visionaries bringing the future to your doorstep. You might not recognize their names—they’re too busy experimenting to court the limelight—but as university Faculty recipients of the 2019 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom, they represent the best of what’s next in UK science. They can predict the future because they’re creating it.
Whether you’re a scientist or science enthusiast, this series of short, interactive talks from leading young UK scientists will showcase their cutting-edge research that is shaping the way our world will look over the next century. A closing panel discussion, featuring thought leaders from the science community, will explore trends and insights influencing the future of UK science.
Recipients of the 2019 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom will be announced in January 2019. To learn more about the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, please visit www.blavatnikawards.org and follow us on Twitter @BlavatnikAwards.
This event is free, but registration is required.
About the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists were established in 2007 by the Blavatnik Family Foundation to identify and honor exceptional young scientists and engineers by celebrating their extraordinary achievements, recognizing outstanding promise, and accelerating innovation through unrestricted funding. The Awards, administered by the New York Academy of Sciences, were established in New York and began as the Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists were established in 2014, and are awarded annually across the United States. With the 2017 launch of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel and in the United Kingdom, there are now regional, national, and international Blavatnik young scientist honors. To date, the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists have honored 249 promising young scientists with awards totaling more than US$6.7 million.
The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization that, since 1817, has been driving innovative solutions to society’s challenges by advancing scientific research, education, and policy. For more information, please visit us online at www.nyas.org and follow us on Twitter @NYASciences.
March 07, 2019
Breakfast and Registration
Introduction and Welcome Remarks