Is there any virtual particle in the world?
Is it possible for future humans to teleport, which means to be broken down into tiny particles in one place and then reassemble at the destination?
If there is no life in the universe, what is the meaning of the existence of the universe?
WLF Sci-T Conference, with Michael LEVITT, Vice-Chairman of World Laureates Association and 2013 Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry, and Raymond STEVENS, laureate of 2019 China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award participating, was held successfully on October 30, 2021. Over a hundred teen scientists participated in the Conference.
The Sci-T Conference is an integral part of the World Laureates Forum. It is open to students from high school and colleges who are passionate about science. This conference is committed to promoting dialogues between world laureates and young students and supporting scientific talents.
Teenagers will come to the spotlight and take their “First ‘Real-Life’ Science Lesson” from scientists. The laureates’ lectures, scientific performances, interactive communications, and young students’ talent show will play the most beautiful melody of the forum.
This year, the Sci-T Conference for the first time picked teen participants through various forms such as online audition, in which teen scientists should propose their questions to world laureates. Some students were selected by China Association of Science and Technology through their own project while others recommended by world laureates. In only two months, over 6,000 students home and abroad participated and raised questions over scientific study and attitudes to world laureates of different fields.
As a highlight session of the conference this year, junior scientists raised many unsolved mysteries to world laureates, and they together seal these mysteries into DNA-shaped device, and see whether they will be solved in the future and whether they are the one who solved one or some of the mysteries.
During the conference, Michael Levitt stressed the great potential of young people and the value they can create, “The fact remains young people are driving innovation. So I think you can say that the only valid role of old people, is to maintain young people, they are past their peak, they're not going to do good things anymore. They may think they are and they probably have a lot of wisdom, but the most good they can do is by helping young people with their career.”
“I believe science is now entering a period of convergence and integration of scientific discovery, the integration of basic science, the integration of basic science with applied science. Things are changing now, the problems that one could address 50 years ago, there are new sets of problems, and it's you the students, the future scientific leaders of the world that are going to use this Information and integrate this data together,” Raymond Stevens inspired young students to be the future scientific leaders.”
Carl Wieman pointed out global challenges all human beings are facing now. He expressed his concern, “The society is facing enormous global challenges, you know climate change pandemic, others, which are fundamentally they're technical at their heart. And so we really need citizens, really a large fraction of the citizens to be able to make wise decisions when these decisions have to be grounded in that knowledge and process of thinking scientifically.”
The upper one: Xuefeng JIANG
The lower one: Xianmin JIN
Led by two professors, Xuefeng JIANG, Professor of Organic Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, East China Normal University, and Xianmin JIN, Tenured Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, teen scientists interacted and communicated with world laureates.
Jiajie CAI and Richard XUE represented teen scientists to make a summary. The former developed an APP to predict the best time of light and shadow in photographing sunset, while the latter proposed a deep learning network used to predict the diagnosis of any COVID-19 patient potentially infected by neighborhood.
After interaction and communication, Michael LEVITT, Raymond STEVENS, Xuefeng JIANG and Xianmin JIN, together with teen scientist representatives Jiajie CAI and Richard XUE, sealed those unsolved mysteries into DNA-shaped device.
1. Can we build a time machine in the future? How will it influence reality if time travel can change history?
2. Will everything start again and develop again, if the universe is destroyed?
3. Is there a building material that allows room temperature to be controlled at will?
4. In the universe or beyond, could there be something like a perpetual motion machine that does not obey the law of conservation of energy?
5. What is the origin and underlying logic of biological life?
6. Where does the matter that a black hole pulls in go? Will black holes disappear?
7. If human beings have an origin, then where is our destination? To perpetuate in an advanced form of the future, or to materialize into something else but ubiquitous?
8. Is there any virtual particle in the world? If not, why can it be deduced theoretically?
9. Is it possible for future humans to teleport, which means to be broken down into tiny particles in one place and then reassemble at the destination?
10. If there is no life in the universe, what is the meaning of the existence of the universe?
11. Are there non-carbon-based life forms, such as silicon-based life forms? Is it possible that these forms are what we call aliens?