The Frontiers of Science programme is a prestigious series of international meetings for outstanding early career scientists initiated by the US National Academy of Sciences in 1989 which has since been adopted by the Royal Society in the UK and other prestigious national science academies and organizations including the Alexander von Humbolt Foundation and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
These multidisciplinary meetings aim to bring together future leaders in science to discuss the latest advances in their fields, and to learn about cutting edge research in a format designed to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries, encouraging informal networking and discussion, and the exploration of opportunities for collaboration.
In January 2008, the first Frontiers of Science meeting was held in Hong Kong. We are now working with the Royal Society on a follow up meeting to be held in the UK. This will take place at a the new Kavli Royal Society International Centre residential centre opened by the Royal Society as part of its 350th anniversary celebrations.