Session H4: Invited Session: Science Diplomacy: Accelerator Based Science in Korea

10:45 AM–12:33 PM, Sunday, April 1, 2012
Room: International Ballroom North

Sponsoring Units: DPB FIP
Chair: Kwang-Je Kim, Argonne National Laboratory

Abstract ID: BAPS.2012.APR.H4.2

Abstract: H4.00002 : Korean Contribution to the Progress of Science and Humanity

11:21 AM–11:57 AM

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  Dong-Pil Min
    (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trades, Republic of Korea)

Science has problems yet to solve those global issues as the climate change, nuclear waste, water pollution, etc, although science and technology have been major contributors to human progress and will continue to open new doors to economic, medical and environmental advancement. Furthermore the benefits of scientific knowledge are not readily and evenly allocated across the globe. Korea will contribute to the progress of science by providing cooperative opportunities of the future research on the pure and applied scientific issues. Recently Korea launches a project of construction of the rare isotope accelerator, KoRIA, and Institute of Basic Science. Plans are set also to help develop the appropriate technology for developing countries. In this talk two aspects of science policy of Korean government are introduced, which are related to the accelerator KoRIA and to the thought on the establishment of Common Technology Platform. The former is to help the world science society for the expansion of our knowledge on the universe and matter, while the latter is to help the transfer of our knowledge to make our planet more flat.

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