Next week I will attend the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos as co-chair.

It is a great honour to have been chosen for this role and I hope to show the importance of scientific input in global discussions.

I will take this great opportunity to highlight the role of fundamental science in the progress of knowledge, as a driver of innovation to the benefit of society and as a way to foster peaceful collaboration among people from all over the world. I will also emphasise the importance of education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and of open access to scientific results and developments for all.

Among the discussions and exchanges, I will be taking part in:

​The theme of this year’s meeting is “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”. Read more about how I believe science is universal and unifying.

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