The IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) has released its ‘2022 Call for Proposals’ for projects that aim to use astronomy to make an impact on sustainable development.
An opening ceremony for the ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’ (IYBSSD2022) has been held in Iran, with the Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology, Mohammad Ali Zolfigol, in attendance.
While technological contributions are easy to recognize, it is not the case for that of basic sciences, the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, says.
A writer, M. Ashraf Shah, has enumerated ways to promote the development of basic sciences in India, in his Op-ed article published by DailyExcelsior, a scientific blog.
In this piece, Charlotte Lindberg Warakaulle, looks forward to an exciting 2022, where the value of basic sciences for global common good and the world’s future, will be celebrated.
Member States of the United Nations have approved the promulgation of 2022 as the ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’ (IYBSSD2022).
Why is basic research needed today? Some historic arguments.
Fourteen science academies call for a better funding of basic sciences.
Technological innovation is rooted in basic sciences research, which produces knowledge without emergency. “Finders” need researchers.