Keynote Speakers


Professor Mario R. Capecchi

Dr. Capecchi, distinguished professor of human genetics and biology at the University of Utah’s Eccles Institute of Human Genetics and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, is the recipient of  the 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine.  Please click here to watch his presentation.

                                               Professor Sylvester “Jim” Gates

Dr. Gates, John S. Toll Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland, is a member of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) who directly advises the President. Dr. Gates has long been known for his groundbreaking work in supersymmetry and supergravity related to string theory. Please click here to watch his presentation.


Professor Philip Kim

Dr. Kim, Professor at Columbia University, is a recipient of Distinguished Faculty Award and renowned for his pioneering research in Graphene. Paul McEuen at Cornell University said that in his view, the most important contributions were those published in 2005 by Geim and Novoselov (recipients of 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics) and separately by Kim. “[Kim] made an important contribution and I would gladly have shared the prize with him,” said Geim.

Dr. Dae-Whan Chang

Dr. Chang, Chairman and Publisher of Maeil Business Newspaper and mbn TV, the No. 1 multi media group in the economics and business area in Korea and a former Prime Minister of Korea, will give a keynote presentation on one Asia momentum.  He initiated the “Vision Korea” campaign for the 21st century and organizes the annual World Knowledge Forum. Please click here to watch his congratulatory remark during the 40th anniversary ceremony.