Awardee of Asia's Equivalent of the Nobel Prize Speaks at USciences
Published on September 14, 2017
Dr. Christopher Bernido, a theoretical physicist who was awarded the 2010 Ramon Magsaysay award - widely known as Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, gave the kick-off physics colloquium at USciences.
Dr. Bernido directs the Research Center of Theoretical Physics in Bohol, Philippines, which has drawn physicists including Nobel laureates Gerard t’Hooft and Frank Wilczek. The center's location is regarded as the world's epicenter of marine biodiversity.
Dr. Bernido's talk described the enormous research prospects in discovering new species of mollusks in Bohol, with a large potential for developing new pharmaceutical drugs. Dr. Bernido was a guest of Dr. Roberto Ramos, who was Bernido's former student and who hosted Dr. Bernido's colloquium in his physics class.