Oct. 24, 2023
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Young leaders learn from Nobel Laureates at Science and Technology in Society Forum

Patricia Koning/LLNL

Early-career staff scientists Kelli Humbird, Chris Young and Brian Giera (director of LLNL's Data Science Institute) connected with Nobel Laureates and discussed important global issues ranging from AI to climate change at the 20th annual meeting of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum in Kyoto, Japan. Lab Director Kim Budil, Acting Chief of Staff Ashley Bahney and Strategic Deterrence Associate Director Mark Herrmann also attended the annual meeting in early October, along with nearly 1,000 scientists and leaders from across the world in the fields of politics, business and technology. “It is an honor for representatives of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, especially our ‘young leaders,’ to participate in these important discussions about the impacts and implications of science and technology from a long-term perspective, looking far into the future,” Budil said. “The meeting was a unique experience. Unlike many scientific conferences that are usually focused on a single field of research like plasma physics, this event had a diverse set of attendees. There were folks from all over the world, some researchers, some CEOs, government officials and more, so the conversations on specific topics were quite fascinating with such a wide array of perspectives,” said Humbird, a team lead for inertial confinement fusion cognitive simulations. Read more at LLNL News.