Prof. Xiangyi Li, Director, China Science and Technology Museum and winner of prestigious ‘Kalinga Prize’ in the year 2013, is on visit to India in September 2014. He will visit and deliver lectures at the centres of National Council of Science Museums (NCSM). His travel program at NCSM Centres are as below:
|11.09.2014||1200 hrs||Lecture at National Science Centre, New Delhi
Topic: ‘The Development and Practice of Science and Technology Museums in China’
|1330 hrs||Visit to Galleries at National Science Centre|
|15.09.2014||1330 hrs||Visit to Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar|
|17.09.2014||1100 hr.||Lecture at Nehru Science Centre, MumbaiTopic: ‘The promotion to the deep innovation of the science popularization with innovative concepts and ways’|
Chinese scientist Xiangyi Li is the winner of the 2013 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science. He was selected by UNESO Director-General Irina Bokova, on the recommendation of an international jury. Ms Bokova presented him with the award at the opening of the World Science Forum whichwas held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
Professor Li, an academic and popular science expert, was one of the founders of the China Science and Technology Museum, which he also directed. He also led the Science Popularization Department in the China Association for Science and Technology, which promoted science in rural areas, factories and mines. He launched the first national study on the spread of scientific knowledge, and was a regular speak on science popularization or science education, for which he was recognized throughout the country.
Created in 1951, the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is awarded every two years. Jointly financed by the Kalinga Foundation and the Government of India, it rewards people who, over the course of their careers, have helped interpret science, research and technology to the public and raise awareness about the international importance of science and technology.
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