Fifth Nobel Fest kicks off in Kazakh capital
Residents of the Kazakh capital have a chance to ask questions and talk to Nobel Prize winners and heads of international companies. Nobel Fest is taking place in Astana, bringing together young scientists from six countries, including Azerbaijan, China, Germany, Turkey, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan. The largest international non-profit technological and scientific-educational event is being held for the fifth time. Over the years, around half a million IT professionals, engineers, astronomers, and other experts from 200 countries have taken part in online discussions. The festival aims to make global science accessible in every corner of the world.
“Traditionally, Nobel laureates are a relay of the latest scientific advances, and this is important for developing countries. It doesn’t matter what was relevant before. They are interested in what will be tomorrow. This is what South Korea and Taiwan did,” Nobel Fest founder Maxat Kurbenov said.
“This is the fifth Nobel Fest. It has so far been held only in Kazakhstan. This is the first time it’s offline. One of the most useful principles for probably anyone, whatever they do, is to communicate with the best world professionals. This applies not only to scientists, but also to artists and athletes,” theoretical crystallographer Artem Oganov added.