From October 9 to 11, the “Exploration– Interdisciplinary Frontier Science Forum, Beijing” was held at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China. This forum was hosted by Exploration, supported by Henan University, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, and Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Xing-Jie Liang, Editor-in-Chief of Exploration, Dr. Guangchen Xu, Director of Physical Sciences, Wiley, China, and Prof. Bingyang Shi, executive Editor-in-Chief of the journal, served as the conference chairpersons, and Associate Editors of the journal, Prof. Yuanyu Huang and Prof. Kelong Fan served as executive chairmen of the forum.
In January this year, the Exploration journal, co-founded by Henan University, the Chinese Association of Nanobiology, and Wiley, was successfully launched. By far, Exploration has successfully published its first issue of the first volume, and the second issue is also in the production process. On this occasion, Exploration organized this forum, where Prof. Xing-Jie Liang presented the opening speech, that this forum gathered influential scientific figures in the field of frontier scientific research to present their extraordinary works that provided a communicating platform for researchers active in interdisciplinary fields such as biology, medicine, chemistry, materials, and agriculture, and promote interdisciplinary integration.
The forum was divided into three sub-forums, scholars from different disciplines presented their work in the frontier of cross-disciplinary research. Academics and students from Hebei University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and other universities and research institutions were attracted to the forum and over 5,000 watched the online streaming.
The forum will continue to broaden academic horizons and enlighten academic wisdoms by passing on cutting-edge interdisciplinary researches. New ideas, theories and applications arising from interdisciplinary subjects will help promoting the advancing of biology, medicine, chemistry, materials, agriculture, and physics, information, geography, astronomy and more.