On the Nov. 18th,
Future Science Prize Ceremony & Future Forum (F2) Science
Symposium 2018 ended successfully in Beijing. Mr.
Qilin Zhou, academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and professor of College
of Chemistry, Nankai University, won the 2018 Future Science Prize - Physical
Science Prize, for his creative contribution to the synthesis of organic
molecules, especially new catalysts related to drug molecules.
awards ceremony, the organizers broadcasted a documentary film produced for the
winners by Nature, an international authoritative science magazine. The winners
were bestowed by members of the scientific committee of the conference and the
donors of the Physical Science Prize.
acceptance speech, academician Qilin Zhou said that he would like to thank the
donors and the scientific committee for their recognition of his work; express gratitude
to his parents, brothers and sisters for their care and concern, and his wife
for her selfless contribution so that he can concentrate on research; thank his team
for making him happy to have researching cooperation with them. Zhou also said
that the rapid development of chemistry in China so far was due to the outstanding achievements
made by lots of Chinese chemists, so the award was more a reward for the chemical industry in China. In the
future, he will continue to work hard on the road of scientific research and
live up to the expectation of motherland; at the same time, as a teacher, he
will train more and better successors for the cause of
The Future Science
Prize, created by the Future Forum in 2016, is China’s first
world-class folk science grand award, which includes three prizes: Life Science
Prize, Physical Science Prize, and Mathematics & Computer Science Prize.
The awards ceremony is held annually in Beijing, China, in recognition of
scientists who have made significant scientific
achievements for all of humanity. Since the birth of Future Science Prize, the
world’s leading science journal Nature has given great help and support.
Forum (F2) Science Symposium, held in the same period, invited
scientists from all over the world to share the cutting-edge achievements of
scientific development, explore interdisciplinary and academic innovation, and
promote scientific-led industrial applications. The symposium is the only
high-end multidisciplinary international scientific conference held in China.
The main agenda of the
Future Science Prize Ceremony & Future Forum (F2) Science Symposium
2018 includes twelve symposiums on in-depth discussions of disciplines or
fields with the characteristics of frontier, interdisciplinary and
applicability, and awards ceremony of the Future Science Prize.
As the purpose of a
series of events: "converging scientific ideas, inspiring innovative
thinking and influencing social fashion", wish more people to
devote themselves to science and use the spirit to influence China, the world,
and the next generation.