Social scientists, Singapore and a Polonaise

Welcome to the social side of the meeting – here, the international get-together, lavishly illustrated with digital photographs taken on the scene. 

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His excellency, Dr. Tony Tan, President of Singapore, explaining Singapore’s status as a modern, knowledge-oriented, innovative country with entrepreneurial spirit.

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Singaporean entertainers demonstrating Singapore’s status as a modern, knowledge-oriented, innovative country with entrepreneurial spirit that is nevertheless aware and proud of its traditions.

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This was really cool: In parallel with the performance of a chinese song (bottom left), a sand-painting (top right) is produced and changes as the song progresses. Here is the sand-painter in action, her drawings filmed from above by a camera:

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Scientists in the audience:

Then, it is time for Lindau’s traditional Polonaise. Here, the pairs have combined to quadruplets whose measured steps take them gracefully along the dance-floor:

Dancing scientists and guests:

 

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