62nd London International Youth Science Forum

(China)

Time:29th July-10th Aug 2021 (13 days)    Site:Shanghai

Science Technology Forum for Students from More Than 70 Countries

Participation of 10+ Nobel Laureates and Leading Scientists

Frontier Science Themed Workshops, Face-to-Face Q&A with Experts & Scholars

  The First Overseas Forum in 62 years Held in China

LIYSF Introduction

“LIYSF aims to give a deeper insight into science and its applications for the benefit of all humankind and to develop a greater understanding between young people of all nations.”

The London International Youth Science Forum was the brainchild of the late Arthur McTaggart-Short and Philip S Green MBE. In the aftermath of the Second World War an organization was founded in Europe by representatives from Denmark, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom in an effort to overcome the animosity resulting from the war, plans were made to set up group home to home exchanges between schools and communities in European countries. This functioned with considerable success and in 1959 it was decided to provide a coordinated programme for groups from half a dozen European countries and, following the belief that ‘out of like interests the strongest friendships grow.’They based the programme on science. Through principal lectures, seminars, visiting top research labs etc, LIYSF was designed to encourage students know the cutting-edge science and scientific challenges in the world.
LIYSF has attracted the interest and support of many leading figures in the fields of science and politics. Royal patron of this forum is HRH the princess royal and the current forum president is Professor Clare Elwell of University College London (UCL). Her predecessors include no less than four Nobel Laureates (Sir John Cockroft, Sir Lawrence Bragg, Sir Joseph Rotblat and Lord Porter). The current Science Patron is Professor Richard O’Kennedy, who has been LIYSF president, staff member and participant. Many leading figures in British political life have addressed LIYSF including Neil Kinnock and Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister, who paid two visits to the Science Forum.
Each year has seen 600 students aged between 16-21 years old attending this two-week residential event from over 70 countries worldwide. Representitives are selected in participation countries by the selection committees, such as the Ministry of Education, academic institutions, teachers’ unions, extracurricular scientific education agencies and regional well-known institutions. Students who were selected are mostly winners of global competitions or science exhibitions. Authorities like the United States National Research Council and the Youth Science Canada pick the winners from scientfic exhibitions they hold. The LIYSF committee has authorized ASDAN China since 2015, as an agency for selecting and organizing the students for LIYSF attendance.
ASDAN and LIYSF committee co-organized the LIYSF 2021 China, as the first-ever attempt for the past 62 years to invite participants from China and fulfill the vision of “a community of shared future for science and art without borders”. LIYSF China has the same schedule with LIYSF London with part of keynote speeches and interactions with professors online.
Visit LIYSF:http://www.liysf.org.uk

LIYSF Official Partners

Introduction of LIYSF Academic Presidents

LIYSF LIYSF Royal Patron

HRH THE PRINCESS ROYAL

Her Royal Highness is involved with more than 300 charities, organizations and military regiments in the UK and worldwide, many of which focus on improving health and transportation in developing countries as well as the education and well-being of children.

LIYSF LIYSF Academic President(2018 to present)

PROFESSOR CLARE ELWELL

Professor Clare Elwell is the Academic President of LIYSF. She is a professor of Medical Physics in the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at University College London (UCL) and is also a former participant at LIYSF. In 2016, she won the WISE Award.

LIYSF LIYSF Academic President(2018 to present)

PROFESSOR CLARE ELWELL

Professor Clare Elwell is the Academic President of LIYSF. She is a professor of Medical Physics in the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at University College London (UCL) and is also a former participant at LIYSF. In 2016, she won the WISE Award.

LIYSF Academic presidents of LIYSF

1959 – 1962 The Rt Hon Lord Nathan
1963 – 1967 Sir John Cockcroft (Nobel Laureate in Physics 1951, Former Master of Churchill College, Cambridge)
1968 – 1969 Sir Lawrence Bragg (Nobel Laureates in Physics 1915)
1970 – 1971 Dame Kathleen Lonsdale (world-renowned scientists in crystallography)
1972 – 1974 Professor Sir Joseph Rotblat (Nobel Laureates in Peace 1995)
1975 – 1979 Professor Sir Hermann Bondi (mathematician and cosmologist)
1980 – 1982 The Rt Hon Lord Ritchie Calder (Chairman of the British Peace Council)
1983 – 1986 The Rt Hon Lord Briggs (Lord Chancellor of Supreme Court of the United Kingdom)
1987 – 1989 The Rt Hon Lord Porter (president of LGA)
1990 – 1993 Sir John Meurig Thomas (winner of Queen’s Medal)
1994 – 2004 Professor Brian FG Johnson (former professor of Cambridge and University of Edinburgh)
2005 – 2017 Professor Richard O’Kennedy (vice president of Hamed Bin Khalifa University, former professor of DCU)

※Nobel Laureates are in bold fonts

Why LIYSF?

History

Established in 1959 and founded by the late Arthur McTaggart-Short and Philip S Green MBE, 62nd LIYSF is upcoming.

Participants from 70+ countries selected by education administrations or regional well-known institutions.

Scope

Authority

Official support by top universities like ICU, lectures and workshops from Nobel prize laureates , CAS academicians and other leading scientists.

Your scientific journey will include lectures and workshops, visiting famous scientific and research institutions and exhibitions.

Academy

Research

Students will receive a systematical training based on the high-standard EPQ to map out their distinctive research topics and areas of interests, then finish scientific reports. Those who continue and complete their project after LIYSF will have the chance to be awarded EPQ certifcate, grade and 28 UCAS tariff points.

Research Bazaar is a stage for students to show their innovative thoughts and scientific reports. Expert judges will pick out excellent representatives and give prizes to them.

Roadshow

Socilizing

Socializing is an indispensable part of LIYSF, and that is why we insist on LIYSF China. All the youth talents will get together to explore their favorite scientific subjects, discuss how sciences can address social issues, as well as bond through talent show, chemistry show and other social activities.

Participants will receive the certificate of completion from LIYSF official and the ASDAN Research Award, outstanding students in the scientific exhibition will be awarded the certificate of excellent presentation.

Certification

LIYSF Scientific Journey

Lectures from World Leading Scientists
Sharing from world leading scientists of their exploration journeys and cutting-edge discoveries to locate your scientific directions and set off your science excursion.

Themed Scientific Workshop
In-depth discussions with specialists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences about subdivision subjects (covering physics, chemistry, biology, engineering and medical science etc.) in a small group. Master researching methods and map out your own R&D plan.

Scientific Research Journey
To facilitate the high-quality students' achievements, LIYSF China cooperates with ASDAN EPQ to apply the highest standards authorized by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) in UK for coaching the participants. Opportunities are accessible for all the students, as they will study the methodology, define the topic based on their own thoughts emerged during scientific workshops, then carry out a research project. Outstanding projects will have the chance to be supervised by EPQ tutors from UK, further they will be assessed by EPQ. Qualifiers will get certificates to support their future college applications.

Exhibition of Personal Scientific Achievements
Participants will show their findings in front of specialists and peers for feedback.

Social Interaction for Science Lovers
Socializing is an essential part of LIYSF, social and culture activities are open for all participants. You will join the global network of LIYSF and build solid friendships with others.

2021 LIYSF Principal Lectures

*The following scientists will give live speeches at ICL, LIYSF London. Representatives from China will be connected to the UK and participate in the scientists' forum via live broadcast. Virtual attendees will be able to ask questions as well as the participants in London. LIYSF China will have an opportunity to ask approximately  20% questions.

Professor James Rothman

Theme:Cell Biology
Professor James Rothman is the Sterling Professor in Cell Biology at Yale University, USA. He is one of the world's most distinguished biochemists and cell biologists and received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He will give the Keynote opening lecture at the 62nd LIYSF 2021.

Professor Dame Julia King

Theme:Energy Engineering
Professor Dame Julia King is an engineer who focuses on climate change and low carbon economy. She is a crossbench member of the House of Lords and present Chair of the Carbon Trust. She will give the Closing Keynote Address.

Professor Lord Martin Rees

Theme:Cosmology
Professor Rees is a world leading cosmologist and astrophysicist. He is a emeritus professor at the University of Cambridge. He has been Astronomer Royal since 1995, a visiting Professor at Imperial College London and at Leicester University. He was President of the Royal Society (2005-10). He is also a foreign academician of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.

Professor Nick Jennings CB

Theme: Artificial Intelligence
Professor Nick Jennings CB is the vice-provost for Research and Enterprise and professor of Artificial Intelligence at Imperial College London. He is recognised internationally as an authority on autonomous systems, AI, agent-based computing and cyber-security. He is a member of the UK government’s AI Council, the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Policy Committee, the governing body of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Monaco Digital Advisory Council.

Professor Valerie Gibson

Theme: High Energy Physics
Professor Valerie Gibson is the Head of the High Energy Physics Research Group at the University of Cambridge, fellow and Director of Research at Trinity College. She has served as a researcher in the Experimental Physics Division at CERN.

Professor Fiona Watt

Theme: Stem Cells
Professor Fiona Watt is the director of the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in King’s College London. She is internationally known for detailing the mechanisms that control epidermal stem cell renewal, differentiation, and tissue aggregation.

Professor M. Saiful Islam

Theme: Green Energy Materials in 3D
M. Saiful Islam FRSC is a professor at Materials Chemistry, University of Bath and a recipient of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award. His research focuses on advance computer modeling methods in the study of new solid state materials for clean energy applications, in particular with lithium (and sodium) batteries and perovskite solar cells.

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE

Theme: Space Science
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE is a renowned space scientist and science educator. She regularly presents on TV and is the co-host (since 2014) of the world’s longest running television series—The Sky at Night. She is an honorary research associate in the department of physics and astronomy at University College London (UCL). In 2009 Aderin-Pocock was awarded an MBE for services to science and education.

Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope

Theme: Antimicrobial Resistance
Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope is the Pharmacist Lead for Antimicrobial Resistance at Public Health England (PHE) & HCAI. She is also the Pharmacist Lead in the Department of Health and Social Care, Expert Advisory Committee. She is the Chairman of the planning group for European Antibiotic Awareness Day activities in England. She is also the lead of the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR).

Dr Andrew Szydlo

Theme:Chemistry Show
Dr Andrew Szydlo is a chemist, academic and teacher. Born in London, he was educated at Latymer Upper School, Imperial College and UCL. He teaches at Highgate School. He frequently gives lectures/opics in the UK including the History of Chemistry.

Professor Pete Vukusic

Theme: Biophotonics
Pete Vukusic is a professor of BioPhotonics & Associate Dean for Education at the University of Exeter. He formed and leads the Biological Photonics research group at the University of Exeter. He has received the Lawrence Bragg award of the Institute of Physics and the Kolm Award of the Royal Society.

2021 LIYSF Specialist Workshops

  • There are around 30 students in each class, providing students opportunities to communicate with frontline scientific researchers and representatives with the same interest. LIYSF offers a variety of subjects and each course will last 10-12 class hours. Each participant can choose 2 projects.
  • The specialist workshops in LIYSF China will be taught by the leading scientists from Chinese Academy of Sciences and national key laboratories at top universities. Chinese students will attend workshops at top universities.

2021 LIYSF Specialist Workshops Themes (Tentative)

 
The Deep Sea Safari

Academic Support:The State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Major Involved:Engineering, Biology and Physics

 

 

The Laboratory of Ocean Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University has successfully developed the unmanned Bathyscaphs 'The Sea Dragon' and 'The Sea Horse', 'The Walrus' - a heavy seabed ditching machine with workload of 90 tons, and 'The Eel' which can carry out the sunken ships transportation, deep-sea drilling and sampling and special pipeline installation under water. Why we need such a 'Deep sea safari'?  What challenges do you face and what difficulties do you need to overcome? Explore it with the experts from the State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering!

Rejuvenation

Academic Support:Center for Excellence in Molecular Cell Science, CAS

Major Involved:Medical science and biology

Why do we age? Can anyone be rejuvenated? Is there a clock in our cells that we can dial back or slow down? Is the tumor inevitable? In an age of aging, these fundamental questions are the focus of cell science. The experts from the Center for Excellence in Molecular Cell Science, CAS will guide you into the world of cell science.

The World of Microbes

Academic Support:Institute Pasteur of Shanghai, CAS

Major Involved:Biology

Microbes are everywhere. How do we categorize them and what do they look like? Which of them are enemies and which are friends to us, under what circumstances? That's the question people have been asking ever since the French scientist Pasteur proved the existence of microbes. Experts from the Institute Pasteur of Shanghai, CAS will show you the world of microorganism and paths for tracing the origin of coronavirus.

The Law of the Microcosm

Academic Support:Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CAS

Major Involved:Physics, Engineering and Material Science

Can individual photons be measured? What magical technological transformations will happen at the nanoscale? What exactly is 'graphene'? What have all of these to do with chip - the pearl on the modern science and technology crown. Some standard rules cannot apply when the system becomes extremely small. Experts from Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CAS, will take you into the microworld.

The Magic of Lactic Acid Bacteria

Academic Support:The State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering of East China University of Science and Technology

Major Involved:Biology and Chemistry

 

 

 

A small lactic acid bacteria is a miniature reactor in which complex biochemical reactions can take place. When you feed it with milk, it produces yogurt for you. What if you put them together? Many bacteria, like lactic acid bacteria, live in the human gut. We flatulate because of them, and thanks to them, we can absorb nutrients as well. What if you create an intestinal tract? What do we get by having microbes work for us? We can find the answers through bioreactors.

Brain's Secrets

Academic Support:The State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology, Fudan University

Major Involved: Biology and Medical Science

 

 

How does our brain work? How to define 'consciousness' ? Is the 'thinking' of fruit flies and the 'thinking' of mice follow the same pattern at the neural level? Is it true that fish have only seven seconds of memory?

The Clone Corps

Academic Support:The State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering, Fudan University

Major Involved:Biology

 

 

With the advances in technology, people who have lost a pet can now clone a new one from the animal's tissue. But some owners found that the cloned individual was different from the original one. Why was that? Can the clone army from science fiction and games become a reality one day? Is there any possibility of a radical cure for our genetic diseases? Experts from the State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering of Fudan University will share some interesting stories during the exploration in genetic engineering of human beings.

※Subject may change according to the actual situation

 
The Deep Sea Safari

Academic Support:The State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Major Involved:Engineering, Biology and Physics

 

 

The Laboratory of Ocean Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University has successfully developed the unmanned Bathyscaphs 'The Sea Dragon' and 'The Sea Horse', 'The Walrus' - a heavy seabed ditching machine with workload of 90 tons, and 'The Eel' which can carry out the sunken ships transportation, deep-sea drilling and sampling and special pipeline installation under water. Why we need such a 'Deep sea safari'?  What challenges do you face and what difficulties do you need to overcome? Explore it with the experts from the State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering!

Rejuvenation

Academic Support:Center for Excellence in Molecular Cell Science, CAS

Major Involved:Medical science and biology

Why do we age? Can anyone be rejuvenated? Is there a clock in our cells that we can dial back or slow down? Is the tumor inevitable? In an age of aging, these fundamental questions are the focus of cell science. The experts from the Center for Excellence in Molecular Cell Science, CAS will guide you into the world of cell science.

The World of Microbes

Academic Support:Institute Pasteur of Shanghai, CAS

Major Involved:Biology

Microbes are everywhere. How do we categorize them and what do they look like? Which of them are enemies and which are friends to us, under what circumstances? That's the question people have been asking ever since the French scientist Pasteur proved the existence of microbes. Experts from the Institute Pasteur of Shanghai, CAS will show you the world of microorganism and paths for tracing the origin of coronavirus.

The Law of the Microcosm

Academic Support:Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CAS

Major Involved:Physics, Engineering and Material Science

Can individual photons be measured? What magical technological transformations will happen at the nanoscale? What exactly is 'graphene'? What have all of these to do with chip - the pearl on the modern science and technology crown. Some standard rules cannot apply when the system becomes extremely small. Experts from Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CAS, will take you into the microworld.

The Magic of Lactic Acid Bacteria

Academic Support:The State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering of East China University of Science and Technology

Major Involved:Biology and Chemistry

 

 

 

A small lactic acid bacteria is a miniature reactor in which complex biochemical reactions can take place. When you feed it with milk, it produces yogurt for you. What if you put them together? Many bacteria, like lactic acid bacteria, live in the human gut. We flatulate because of them, and thanks to them, we can absorb nutrients as well. What if you create an intestinal tract? What do we get by having microbes work for us? We can find the answers through bioreactors.

Brain's Secrets

Academic Support:The State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology, Fudan University

Major Involved: Biology and Medical Science

 

 

How does our brain work? How to define 'consciousness' ? Is the 'thinking' of fruit flies and the 'thinking' of mice follow the same pattern at the neural level? Is it true that fish have only seven seconds of memory?

The Clone Corps

Academic Support:The State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering, Fudan University

Major Involved:Biology

 

 

With the advances in technology, people who have lost a pet can now clone a new one from the animal's tissue. But some owners found that the cloned individual was different from the original one. Why was that? Can the clone army from science fiction and games become a reality one day? Is there any possibility of a radical cure for our genetic diseases? Experts from the State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering of Fudan University will share some interesting stories during the exploration in genetic engineering of human beings.

※Subject may change according to the actual situation

微观世界法则
中科院 上海分院单位:微系统所
学科分类:物理、工程、材料
单个的光子也能被测量吗?纳米级的物质会有什么神奇的技术转变?被热炒的“石墨烯”到底是个什么东西?又有什么神奇的魔力? 这一切,又与现代科技皇冠上的明珠—芯片,有什么样的关系?当世界变得极其微小的时候,我们熟悉的一些规律就不再适用了。微系统所的老师,带你走进微观世界。
超级材料
中科院 上海分院单位:硅酸盐所
学科分类:工程、物理
陶瓷,是我们司空见惯的东西。但你能想到,一架敷设了特种陶瓷的飞机,可以仅靠太阳能,永远地飞行在云层之上吗?这就是硅酸盐研究所的老师们正在努力的课题。除了解决能源问题的太阳能电池,这里研究的特种“水泥”和“陶瓷”,还可以替代人体的骨骼,制作集成电路,以及航天器的耐磨涂层。
激光:科幻与现实
中科院 上海分院单位:光学精密机械所
学科分类:物理、工程
《星球大战》里的光剑如果真的存在的话,它可能是什么原理?风暴士兵的激光枪,会遇到什么现实的困难?到遥远的星球去探险,又该用何种方式来和地球通信?光学精密机械所的专家,将回答所有科幻作品中,关于“光”的大量想象。
下一代核能
中科院 上海分院单位:应用物理所
学科分类:物理、工程
地球是一颗壮年的行星,有一颗靠核能驱动的活的“心脏”。它给了地球磁场,让地球能够拥有大气,为地球上的生命抵挡从太阳来的高能粒子。那么,地球上蕴藏的核资源,能否在清洁安全的前提下解决人类的能源问题?应用物理所的老师,将带你了解,曾让人谈虎色变的核能技术,是怎样一步步越来越安全,越来越清洁的。
分子连连看
中科院 上海分院单位:有机化学所
学科分类:化学、生物
大家都知道,青蒿素对治疗疟疾有奇效。但青蒿素只在黄花蒿的花和叶中含有,提取成本较高。有没有办法用更简单的分子来合成青蒿素呢?为什么我们吃的食品会有香味?为何有些苦,有些甜,还有些酸和辣?为什么吃巧克力会让我们感到愉悦?食物中的哪些成分影响着我们的感受?有机化学,就是一个对有机分子“搭积木”和“拆积木”的魔术。跟随有机化学所的老师,来进行一次接图游戏吧。
吃的学问
中科院 上海分院单位:营养与健康所
学科分类:生物、人体、医学
中国正在逐步进入老龄化。一些在中国老年人中发病率特别高的疾病,如消化道癌症、代谢性疾病(包括糖尿病及肥胖)和心血管疾病,正在引起科学家的注意。为什么一些慢性病的发病率在中国老人和西方老人中有所不同呢?营养在其中起了什么作用呢?中国青少年又面临怎样的营养风险呢?营养与健康所的专家,带同学们探索这个课题。
工作细胞
中科院 上海分院单位:细胞科学卓越创新中心
学科分类:医学、生物
为什么人会衰老?人能够返老还童吗?我们的细胞中是不是有一个可以拨慢甚至回拨的钟?肿瘤是不可避免的吗?在一个老龄化的时代,这些根本性的问题,是细胞科学关注的热点。中科院细胞科学卓越创新中心的老师,带你了解细胞科学。
智力的阶梯
中科院 上海分院单位:脑科学与智能
学科分类:生物、医学
从脑和神经的角度来说,有哪些学习和记忆的秘诀可以适用大部分人? 人类和我们灵长类亲戚的“思维“方式有什么共通之处和不同点?人们常说“相当于几岁小孩的智力”真的有道理吗?而人到了老人,又为什么会变成“老小孩”呢?神经病和精神病,是一回事吗?神经科学国家重点实验室的老师,让你用大脑的思维,重新审视你思维的大脑。
植物魔法师
中科院 上海分院单位:植物生理生态研究所
学科分类:生物
今天的昆虫世界,与恐龙时代有极大的不同。这是与恐龙灭绝以后,新生代以来出现的植物相适应的。昆虫与植物的相爱相杀,已经在地球上持续了几亿年。1999年,中科院中国科学院上海植物生理研究所与中国科学院上海昆虫研究所合并成为植物生理生态研究所。所以,来听听这里的老师给大家讲一讲昆虫与植物的爱恨情仇吧
一颗药丸背后的故事
中科院 上海分院单位:药物所
学科分类:医学、生物
一种新的抗病毒药物是如何从实验室走向市场的?如何从复杂的传统植物或动物药物复合药方中寻找到真正的有效成分?靶向药物为什么能够“精确制导”?今天的生命科学和药物研发,主要的突破点又集中在哪些?关于药物的问题,中科院药物所的老师为你一一解答。
望向宇宙的眼睛
中科院 上海分院单位:天文台
学科分类:天文、物理
宇宙中有数千亿个星系,每个星系有千亿级的恒星。这些知识,我们是怎么知道的?近年来连续发射的天文卫星和地面望远镜,都分别用来执行什么天文观测任务?大城市的污染这么严重,还能看到什么样的星空?上海天文台的老师,带你把目前超越凡俗,投向无垠的宇宙。
显微镜下的动物园
中科院 上海分院单位:巴斯德所
学科分类:生物
无处不在的微生物,它们都有哪些种类,长什么样?其中哪些是敌,哪些是友?什么情况下是敌,什么情况下是友?自从法国科学家巴斯德证明微生物的存在以来,人们一直在问这样的问题。上海巴斯德研究所的老师们,将向你讲述微生物的另类世界,以及新冠病毒溯源的曲折经过。
植物世界的户口本
中科院 上海分院单位:辰山植物园
学科分类:生物
面对千变万化的植物,大部分人只能认得少数的几种。是啊,分辨这么多种植物有什么用呢?植物分类学已经越来越成分一门被遗忘的学科。但有那么一批科学家,还在坚持着植物分类的研究。而植物的分类树,也在近几年频频发生着巨大的变动。在这些常人触不到的科学领域,一场革命性的变革正在悄悄地发生。分类学这门古老的学科,在新技术的加持下发生了什么?它对我们的世界,又会产生怎么样的影响?听辰山植物园的老师向你们讲述。
跑圆圈的光
中科院 上海分院单位:上海光源
学科分类:物理、工程
如果闪电侠绕着操场跑圈,速度接近光速时,会发生什么?他会发出比闪电还耀眼的极其明亮和纯净的光!上海光源里,就跑着这样一群“闪电侠”。它们发生的光有什么特别的?为什么要用厚厚的防护罩把它们关起来?上海光源的科学家,将告诉你光之国的秘密。
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新冠病毒的“冠”是什么?
教育部重点实验室:医学分子病毒学 复旦大学
学科分类:生物
为什么新冠病毒的传染力这么强?这和它的“冠”有什么关系?人类又是用什么方法对抗这些病毒的?复旦大学医学分子病毒学的老师带你对抗危险的敌人。
驶入深蓝
教育部重点实验室:海洋地质 同济大学、彩虹鱼
学科分类:工程、物理、地质、生物
直到今天,人们对海底深渊的认识还非常粗浅。到过马利亚纳海沟的人,比上过月球的人还少。但深渊是那么迷人,吸引着人们前去探索。深渊里不仅它的富饶,它的神秘,它那冒着浓烟的“黑烟囱”在生命起源中的重大意义,和它在地球板块形成和运动过程中的特殊作用
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我们身边的纳米
上科院单位:上海市纳米科技与产业发展促进中心
学科分类:物理
当你看到广告上铺天盖地的“纳米”产品时,你能够分辨出哪些是真的,哪些是假的吗?当材料的颗粒达到纳米级时,会出现什么神奇的效应呢?大自然中有没有纳米材料?人工生产纳米材料又需要什么样的技术?这个方向的研究和工程应用目前有什么趋势和方向?
定制人体零件
上科院单位:上海组织工程研究中心
 
我们能够打印一个器官吗?我们可以用猪的心脏代替我们的心脏吗?或者在老鼠身上培养一只耳朵?随意更换零件的时代还有多远?
人类基因组
上科院单位:上海人类基因组研究中心
 
人类基因组计划已经开展20年,取得了巨大的成就。目前,对人类的基因都了解了吗?现在的人类基因组研究方向主要是什么?中国科学家起了什么作用?通过人的基因组,可以做些什么?基因公司和基因检测产品 这么多,有哪些靠谱,哪些不靠谱?为什么?
百炼钢与绕指柔
上科院单位:上海材料研究所
 
“武林至尊,宝刀屠龙,倚天不出,谁与争锋”,历史上“削铁如泥”的刀剑真的存在吗?要制作一把好刀,可以用什么材料?如果你是一个买刀人,你要测量什么参数才能判别一把好刀呢?
连接世界的巨轮们
上科院单位:上中国船舶重工集团公司
 
中国已经成为世界上第一造船大国。在每年巨量的造船吨位中,有一些是非常有趣,非常特别的船。它们长什么样?又是为什么这样设计的?在它们奇特的身影背后,都有些什么科学道理呢?
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在南极看黑洞
天文、物理
  
很多人想不到,南极,是地球上最接近太空的观测地点,漫长的极夜,也是地球上最好的观测时间。在中国内陆冰盖最高点冰穹A地区附近昆仑站建设的望远镜,已经为我们揭开了不少宇宙的奥秘。听上海极地中心的天文学家为您讲解南极那些事。(可以搞一个现场拆装赤道仪、望远镜及校准的活动)
水下有个森林
上海环境科学院 生物 环境
  
让每个人都可以做15分钟科学家。这就是公民科学项目正在做的事情。西湖边的松鼠,小区里的鸣虫和青蛙,苏州河里的蜻蜓幼虫,都是一个普通公民可以参与科学研究的机会。这些普通人收集的数据,能够帮助专业的科技人员做出正确的决策。让我们跟着环境科学院老师,来做一次实地观测和研究吧。(有小的水域如池塘、湿地等都可以做)
科学家怎么看世界
复旦大学 科学 哲学 逻辑学 哲学 数学
  
很多我们熟悉的话,仔细一想,似乎不那么“科学”。比如“瘦死的骆驼比马大”和“拔了毛的凤凰不如鸡”,“青出于蓝而胜于蓝”和“姜还是老的辣”。那科学研究也会出现这种情况吗?到底什么是科学的思维模式呢?再进一步,什么才是真正的问题?科学哲学老师,将带你进行一次烧脑的思维训练,重温一次两千年来科学家们困扰过的问题。
科学争论中的讨论规则
上海政法 科学 伦理 社会
  
技术是中立的吗?当我们把技术应用到人类自身时,这个问题就变得非常尖锐。面对全球的人口膨胀,我们该不该干预人类的生育?应该如何干预?该不该限制流动?城市大小应该人为限制吗?如何保障过程中不同利益方的利益?如何通过合适的程序达到一种正当的均衡?让我们通过一些处理人口膨胀中技术运用和政策制订的案例,来体验科技实施中决策产生的流程。(先讲议事规则程序,后用相关案例训练)
城市,野生动物的新家
上海自然博物馆 生物
  
你能相信吗,上海这样的国际都市里,居然生活着各种各样的野生动物。小区里的貉和鼬,池塘里的蛙,郊野公园里的獐,还有到处可见的野生鸟类。让上海自然博物馆的老师,手把手教你认识“生物多样性的指示物种”,从此摆脱“看什么鸟都是麻雀”的小白标签。
种子与转基因
复旦大学 卢宝荣老师
  
转基因问题被广泛地讨论。其中一个焦点就是:你怎么知道没有不良副作用?是啊,有或没有,在科学上应该如何定义呢?这个问题,也曾经长期困扰着前辈的科学家。让我们听一听老师讲述整个转基因科学发展的历程,然后自己在操练中体会科学判据的意义吧。
地下深处的彩虹
上海矿物化石研究会,上海地质学会
  
博物学,是现代科学的一个重要起源。它的发展,得益于大航海时代开始后,欧洲贵族们的收藏传统。随着交通的发达和分工的专业,今天的博物学发展,门槛已经大大降低。不需要亲自去世界各地采集标本,你也能进入博物学的大门。上海矿物化石研究会的老师,将带你分辨陨石、修复化石、触摸美丽的矿物晶体。
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2021 LIYSF Research Journey

TOUCH THE UNTOUCHED

In LIYSF, each participant will have the access to the cutting-edge scientific theories, discuss with researchers in a certain field, visit different research institutions, and meet with peers to exchange ideas. We hope that every participant can translate what he/she has learned into academic output and finally distill it into scientific achievements. LIYSF has established a strategic partnership with ASDAN China, using the academic standards of EPQ – the highest research learning standards in the UK to help students complete the LIYSF research journey.

*ASDAN is one of the six qualified examination bureaus approved by Ofqual to carry out EPQ certification worldwide

The Coaching for Scientific Journey
Students in the LIYSF scientific research journey will be guided by excellent Chinese researchers. They will choose their interest field and find their science tutors, then receive one-to-one guidance for topic selection and experimental guidance, etc. Finally, Great achievements will be produced by their researches.

Scientific Research Exhibition
After nearly two weeks of theory learning, it's time to demonstrate your personal research! Students will confidently express their scientific assumptions to the tutors and judges in front of their display booth. Outstanding students will be invited to attend the "Youth Speech" in the closing ceremony, bringing their project to a further level.

Topic Selection

Academic Investigation

Experiment design

Hypothesis Testing

Achievement Presentation

2021 LIYSF Research Bazaar & Youth Presentation

2021 LIYSF  Research Bazaar & Youth Presentation

Looking For the Next Generation of Scientist

The Research Bazaar is an important tradition of LIYSF, aiming at inspiring the next generation of scientists, offering more opportunities for participants to present their research ideas and discoveries, and have in-depth exchanges with front-line researchers as well as other participants. Therefore, the annual research bazaar is particularly popular among participants. In order to further improve the quality of their output and offer a real research experience, LIYSF China integrates EPQ's research learning certification standards. The outstanding students in the Research Bazaar will be eligible for further EPQ certification.

Many expert judges will be invited to the Research Bazaar for evaluation and guidance, and excellent works will be selected for display and awards in in the youth presentation.

2021 LIYSF Social Events

Social and culture event is an important part of LIYSF. It is hoped that students can build up solid friendships based on common interest in science during their 13-day in-depth interaction so that a variety of social activities are organized every year. We believe that different cities and schools shall not be the barrier for their future interaction as LIYSF may become the starting point for students to study in the same university even the same major, engage in the same scientific activities or exchange ideas about a research project. Just as  LIYSF stated: Out of Like Interests the Strongest Friendships Grow.

Scientific Visits

We will arrange a series of visits to research institutions for students to experience the real life of scientists. Students can choose which institution to visit according to their own interests and research direction.

Chemical Show

The colorful, interesting and hands-on chemistry show will lead students into the wonderful world of chemistry.

Talent Show

Science and art are complementary, and we offer participants a stage to show their skills beyond science.

Student Party

'Work hard, play harder', the student party will bring LIYSF China into its climax.

2021 LIYSF China Schedule

Morning Afternoon Evening
29th July Registration LIYSF China Opening Ceremony

Guests Lectures: The Origin of Human

LIYSF Global Opening Ceremony

*Keynote Address by Professor James Rothman -Nobel Prize Winner

Speeches of LIYSF President, Professor Clare Elwell

*Principal Lecture Demonstration 1 'Artificial intelligence' - Professor Nick Jennings CB

30th July  

Principal Lecture Demonstration 2 (CAS Academician): Virology and immunology;

Scientific Journey No.1: Topics Selection *Principal Lecture Demonstration 3: Space Science - Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE
31st July Specialist workshops A-1 Specialist workshops A-2

*Principal Lecture Demonstration 4: Drug Resistance - Dr. Diane Ashiru-Oredope

Scientific Innovation Coaching 1
1st Aug Specialist workshops A-3 Specialist workshops A-4 Scientific Innovation Coaching 2
2nd Aug Principal Lecture Demonstration 5 (CAS Academician): Sensors and AeroSpace in China Scientific Journey No.2: Background Research

*Principal Lecture Demonstration 6: High Energy Physics - Professor Valerie Gibson

Scientific Innovation Coaching 3
3rd Aug Scientific Journey No.3: Experiments Design Student Debate
4th Aug Visit to Research & Scientific Establishments Scientific Innovation Coaching 4
5th Aug Scientific Journey No.4: Test of Hypothesis Talent Show
6th Aug Principal Lecture Demonstration 7 (CAS Academician): Seed Vault on the Highlands *Cambridge&Oxford Application and Mock Interview - Anson Cheung

*Principal Lecture Demonstration 8: Professor Pete Vukusic (Auditing)

* Principal Lecture Demonstration 9: Research on Stem Cells - Professor Fiona Watt
7th Aug Specialist workshops B-1 Specialist workshops B-2

Specialist workshops B-2

*Principal Lecture Demonstration 10: 3D Sustainable Energy Materials – Professor Saiful Islam

Scientific Innovation Coaching 5
8th Aug Specialist workshops B-3 Specialist workshops B-4 Preparation for Scientific Innovation Bazaar
9th Aug  Research Bazaar Student Party
10th Aug Chemistry Show Youth Talents Presentation

*Keynote Lecture: Cosmology – Professor Martin Rees

Closing Ceremony (China)

*Closing Keynote Lecture – Professor Dame Julia King & Closing Ceremony (Global)

11th Aug Departures

* Part of the forum are global live broadcast, and all of it is in English. Others are for on-site participation, and the specific schedule in Chinese may be fine-tuned by the organizer according to the actual situation. The Forum Manual will be issued by the organizer before the trip.

What do you get from LIYSF 2021?

LIYSF LIYSF Certificate of Completion

ASDAN Research Award

UCAS ASDAN Research Award
Equivalent to a 30-hour research study certified by EPQ official

LIYSFLIYSF Scientific Reports Excellent reports will be rewarded and included to LIYSF China Science Journal

LIYSF Participating Countries

Albania Czech Repulic Indonisia Malta Russia Tanzania
Argentina Denmark Iran Mexico Rwanda Thiland
Austrilia Egypt Irland Holland Malaysia Tunisia
Austria UK Isreal NewZealand Singapore Turkey
Belgium Estonia Italy Nigeria Slovakia UAE
Brazil France Jamaica Norway South Africa Ukraine
Canada Georgia Japan Oman Korea USA
Chile Germany Jordan Pakistan Spain Vietnam
China Guernsey Kenya Philippines Sri Lanka Zimbabwe
Columbia Rumania Lithuania Poland Sweden Cyprus
Croatia Hungary Luxembourg Qatar Switzerland India

LIYSF Alumni

LIYSF has a vast global network with all the people here holding the same belief that science will connect us together and change the world.

Previous LIYSF Participants Testimonials

Words fail me as I try to begin describing my experiences at LIYSF. In short, it was magical; a microcosm of the future as envisioned by pioneering scientists. Yet, it was so much more. The well-chosen lectures and ensuing discussions created a wonderfully thought-provoking atmosphere that dramatically impacted how I think about several important issues. The visits to research institutes bestowed unique opportunities to gain new insights into the frontiers or science. Lastly, the people I met inspired me like none had before and became a part of me that I will cherish forever.

Kevin Lee

USA
This forum provides us with abundant and cutting edge topics which taught by professionals in corresponding fields. They not only introduced the current status but also the direction of the science. Besides, their logic also benefited me a lot. The forum rebuilt my attitude and ideas about science, and also opened a door for me to enter the world of science.

Wenzhong Hu

The Affiliated High School of Peking University
I learned quite a lot in LIYSF and noticed the area I could improve. After attending many lectures and sharing from leading scientists, I found my own direction of future study, and learned how to communicate with others. These help me make some detailed plans for my 2nd year high school life.

Xiaochuan Zhu

Shanghai Guanghua College (PUDONG)
In 2013, we sent a student and she has now progressed on to Somerville College at Oxford University to study Physics. We certainly feel that her experience at LIYSF played a big part in her successful application.

Nigel Pattinson

President of Ullswater Community College, UK
In LIYSF, we participated in public lectures given by distinguished professors and researchers. I have learned applications, future challenges and implications of different science in our life. This event also provided very valuable knowledge and the opportunity to improve my communication skills. I made friends from different countries who are interested in science as well.

Junnan Yu

The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China
What LIYSF brought me was the academic knowledge, where I got the access to many scientific fields , some of which I have never heard before. It helped me specify my future study plans. Moreover, I got the chance to know cultures, lifestyles and educational systems in many countries. Meeting so many people from different fields, listening to the wonderful lectures and communicating with peers who are passionate for sciences are impossible if only staying at school.

Ming Zhang

Huafu international
I had an interview for a PhD placement and all they wanted to ask about from my CV was my experience at LIYSF. They called me back later on and told me I had the placement!.

Sorcha Ní Mhairtín

Ireland
I realised the real aim of LIYSF is to share visions and ideas and gain a better understanding of how science can benefit us all. The Lectures were highly captivating with such animated presentations. I found the discussion sessions most enjoyable as we were given a chance to indvidually express our views, analyse situations and consider others' points of views. One major change that LIYSF made in my life is my career choice. All my life I ‘thought’ I wanted to do Medicine, but for the first time I was exposed to so many opportunities and choices in the field of science.

Fatima Surriya Haq

South Africa
The most valuable point of LIYSF is to gather people from different countries who have common interest in science together. Such communication brings me many international friends who have the same passion for science as I do.

Chihui Shao

Shanghai Pinghe Bilingual School
What I learned in LIYSF is the ability to attend high-level academic activities. I do not panic when giving presentations in front of my teachers and classmates, but this may not be the case for foreigners, especially the experts. Accent and terminology made it difficult for me to communicate. LIYSF provide such a rare opportunity to improve myself though the ability I acquired at school is enough for me to handle events.

Haoyang Zou

Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy
Half a month is not a short time, but it’s enough to meet friends from around the world, visit the places of interest in London, know many novel scientific fields, and have a face-to-face communication with leading scientists, which I dare not even dream of. But it is not a long time either since I still have no time to be bored with fish and chips, to hang out with friends at Hyde park, to fill my notebook with knowledge, it is time to say goodbye. LIYSF did not only widen my horizon in academic, but also in social events. Richard Myhill told us that he cannot summarize what we will experience here, but it is not important, as we will understand what LIYSF means for us after two weeks. I really appreciate my school for offering me the opportunity to attend such a forum, which enlightened the most beautiful time in my life.

Huixian Yang

Nanjing Foreign Language School

TIMELINE

Language

Chinese and English (no translation)

TIMELINE

Mar - 1st July:Registration

May:Volunteer Recruitment

15th July:Select Specialist Workshops

21th July:Academic Materials Distribution

29th July - 10th Aug:LIYSF 2021