Annually, 500 students aged between 16-21 years old attend LIYSF from over 75 countries worldwide. LIYSF is set for another incredible year and we have an exciting programme to offer our participating students. Take a look at the various boxes on this page to find out more information about the programme. You can see the 2018 agenda here. Applications for LIYSF 2018 are NOW OPEN! To apply click below.More
You can use the application form to apply as an individual, but you must supply an academic referee who can confirm that you meet our requirements. Many students also attend as winners of international science competitions, as part of a small group from educational bodies, schools and colleges, some with scholarships or funding from charitable Foundations.Visit our FAQ for more information on the process.More
Join the group of LIYSF students that will have the chance to discover the excitement of fundamental research at CERN in Geneva. CERN, is one of the world's largest and most respected centres for scientific research, with over 2500 scientists researching fundamental physics.More
LIYSF is a two week residential event held at Imperial College London, with lectures and demonstrations from leading scientists, visits to industrial sites, research centres, scientific institutions and organisations, including world class laboratories and universities.
LIYSF attracts 500 of the world's leading young scientists aged 16-21 years old from more than 75 participating countries. There is an active social calendar with events designed to enable those from around the world to learn about different cultures. The scope of LIYSF extends further than broadening scientific understanding to engage students in education on other cultures and develop lasting, international friendships.
Founded in 1959, LIYSF aims to give a deeper insight into science and its applications for the benefit of all mankind and to develop a greater understanding between young people of all nations.
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My passion for science and the desire to find answers began at a young age, examining the array of colours on flower petals and pondering over how or why it is that colour. It has since then developed into a lifelong goal to discover new and wondrous principles that will hopefully lead to making liv…
Let’s start with the facts:
An estimated 880 million people still don't have regular access to clean water. On average, women in developing countries walk 6 Kilometers a day to collect water.
About 5,000 children die each day due to preventable diseases such as cholera, which are caused due…
LIYSF asked our President, Professor Clare Elwell to reflect upon her experience of attending LIYSF as a participant and her academic journey since then. Here's what Clare had to say about her experience from LIYSF.
1. When did you attend LIYSF and what was it like coming to LIYSF?
I attended LIYS…
Dr. Rolf Landua is a Senior Research Physicist at CERN. He got his PhD in physics from the University of Mainz, Germany in 1980, and was the co-initiator of the antimatter factory (AD) as well as the spokesperson of the ATHENA experiment that produced millions of antimatter atoms in 2002. Since 2009…
David Smith is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of York, conducting award-winning research in the field of smart self-assembled nanomaterials/medicines. He spoke to our participants about the importance of chemistry in biology and medicine as well as the importance of having a strong under…
Professor Bhama Ramkhelawon obtained her PhD from the University of Paris VII, France in cardiovascular disease. She’s currently an Assistant Professor and head of a laboratory focused on understanding the immune response in aortic aneurysms at New York University Medical Centre in the department of…
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