Chinanews.com, Beijing, February 5 (Reporter Sun Zifa) The annual science communication inventory event "Dian Zhan · Popular Science China" hosted by the China Association for Science and Technology (China Association for Science and Technology), the "Science Popularization China-2020 Science Popularization Campaign" was held on the evening of the 4th Announce the Grand Ceremony” and announced the four annual science popularization lists of 2020, including the top ten science communication figures, the ten science popularization works, the ten science communication events and the ten science rumors list.
At the ceremony that night, the China Association for Science and Technology also awarded the first "Science Popularization China's Highest Honor Award" to Zhong Nanshan, Zhang Boli, and Li Lanjuan, academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic in 2020.
The specific contents of the newly announced 2020 four annual science popularization lists are as follows-
The top ten science communication figures in 2020 (in order of strokes of surnames) are: Wang Wenfeng, director of the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment, Tibet Academy of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Sciences, Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Zhang Silai, a well-known pediatric expert in Integrated Western Medicine Hospital, Academician Jin Yong, Professor of Tsinghua University, Zheng Aidong, Vice President of Wujiang Primary School in Pukou District, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, Zhu Yimin, Deputy Director of Hunan Health Commission, Tang Limei, Associate Researcher of the Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources , Liang Zengji, researcher of Changwu County Agricultural Technology Extension Center, Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province, David G. Evans, distinguished professor of Beijing University of Chemical Technology, and Wei Hongxiang, researcher of Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The top ten popular science works in 2020 include (in alphabetical order): A U's anti-epidemic popular science animation series; documentary "Eight Masterpieces: Official Ancient Architecture Construction Skills"; popular science exhibition "Great Doctors are Sincere, No Questions— —Documentary Exhibition of Combining Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine to Fight the New Coronary Pneumonia Epidemic"; series of videos "The Power of Science"; "Chatting" series of popular science data news; "Deep Sea Warrior Manned Submersible" science exhibition; science exhibition "Capital Science and Technology Innovation Achievement Exhibition— -The Game Theme Exhibition between Humans and Infectious Diseases"; popular science books "General Mobilization of Cells", "Here is China", and "China's Big Science Installation Publishing Project (Third Series)".
The top ten scientific communication events in 2020 include: a symposium for scientists, which triggered heated discussions in the scientific and technological community; the Chang'e-5 probe successfully completed its lunar exploration mission; the launch of the Chinese new crown virus vaccine; the success of the "Struggle" full-sea deep manned submersible Completed the 10,000-meter sea trial; the Beidou-3 global satellite navigation system was officially opened; China's quantum computer research made a major breakthrough; Zhong Nanshan and other four people were awarded the Medal of the Republic and the honorary title of the country; Sea rice was planted in the Qaidam Basin of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau for the first time; The country's largest 5G smart grid was built; the world's first Hualong No. 1 grid-connected power generation was successful.
The top ten scientific rumors list in 2020 include: "Smoking can prevent viral infections", "Eating antibiotics can prevent new coronavirus infections", "Taking antihypertensive drugs will increase the risk of contracting new coronaviruses", "Don't put stents on myocardial infarction", "Eat “The less oil you eat, the better” “potassium ferrocyanide in domestic salt is toxic”, “medicine for children only needs to be halved”, “wearing glasses will increase myopia”, “the higher the concentration of daily cleaning and disinfectant, the better” "Cataracts are only available to the elderly, not young people."
The China Association for Science and Technology "Dianzan·Science Popularization China" event was founded in 2015 and has now developed into one of the most influential brand events in the field of science popularization.
Its 2020 activities will also improve the award setting. For the first time, popular science books and popular science exhibitions will be included in the selection scope, and popular science figures will include grassroots popular science figures, scientific popular science figures, and popular science special figures. At the same time, it will broaden the selection channels and implement work through the National Science Quality Outline Four major channels, including the member units of the office, the member units of the China Public Scientific Literacy Promotion Association, the National Society, and the Provincial Association for Science and Technology, make recommendations, and the number of recommendations is nearly twice that of 2019.