The 2009 Asian Science Camp will be held August 2nd - 8th in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. It will be a 7-day life-changing opportunity for the participants, about 200 Asian students, who will learn directly from Nobel Laureates and other eminent scientists in the fields of physics and chemistry.
The idea of Asian Science Camp was discussed in 2005 after the Lindau Science Meeting in Germany by Professor Yuan-Tseh Lee from Taiwan, the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Professor Masatoshi Koshiba from Japan, the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics. The proposal aims to enlighten promising youths, the best science-talented students in Asia, through discussions and dialogue with distinguished scientists and to promote international friendship and cooperation among the Asian elite of the next generation.
Using the Lindau Science Meetings as a model, which have been held annually in Lindau (Germany) for more than half a century, the Asian Science Camp will invite about ten Nobel Laureates or renowned scientists as Leaders and provide an attractive program including plenary lectures, parallel discussion sessions among lecturers and students, poster presentations, a social events and excursions.
The 2009 ASC is the third of the series, following successful camps at Taipei (2007) and Bali (2008). This time we are planning to invite about 200 outstanding science-
orientated students, who will be selected from high schools (final year or twelfth grade) and colleges in and around the Asian region.