June 03, 2020 #ChileGlobal

World Economic Forum Highlights Two Chilean Scientists

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The World Economic Forum announced the list of 25 scientists selected to be part of the Young Scientists Community, a platform that seeks to highlight researchers under 40 years of age, from 14 countries and from various disciplines, who in their daily work address global challenges.

The 2020 selection highlighted two Chilean researchers, Francisca Garay, an academic from the Faculty of Physics of the Catholic University, and Diego García-Huidobro, an academic from the Faculty of Medicine of the same university.
"It is an immense honor to have been chosen and, at the same time, I feel a great responsibility because I hope to be able to make the best use of all the tools that this could mean to help the country from the scientific world", says Francisca, who works in the ATLAS experiment of the Large Hadron Collider and has contributed, among other things, in the analysis of data to understand the properties of the Higgs boson.

On the other hand, Diego is a specialist in family medicine and therapy, and studies the role of the family in health. He has received several awards such as the Young Investigator Award from the World Organization of Family Physicians and the Matilda White Riley Award from the National Institute of Health of the United States.
By joining the Young Scientists Community 2020, Francisca and Diego will have the opportunity to attend events organized by the World Economic Forum, participate in learning opportunities and share experiences with researchers from different countries.
"I have no doubt about the quality of Chilean scientists and that they could definitely contribute to the world," says Francisca.


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