|Nobel Laureate Alan J. Heeger Engaged as Honorary
At the Institute of Chemistry, CAS
|Nobel Laureate Invited to be Honorary Research Fellow At Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS||Nobel Laureate Robert Huber Visits the Graduate School of CAS||STTACAS Attended the 16th FIT World Congress Held in Vancouver|
Nobel Laureate Alan J. Heeger Engaged as Honorary Research Fellow At the Institute of Chemistry, CAS
A ceremony was recently held by the Institute of Chemistry, CAS for inviting Professor Alan J. Heeger, a world-famous physicist, to be an honorary research fellow. Alan J. Heeger is a professor of the Department of Physics and director of the Institute for Polymers and Organic Solids, University of California at Saint Barbara. He is a leading scientist in the field of conducting polymers. His main research areas include: physical and material sciences of organic and polymer photo-electronic materials and devices. Prof. Heeger attaches great importance to the transformation of research fruits into productivity. In recent years, he has led a research team of the UNIAX Company in addressing fundamental technological problems regarding the efficiency and operating life of polymer-radiant monochrome displays, which are crucial to the industrialization. In view of his outstanding contributions, he was awarded the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Nobel Laureate Invited to be Honorary Research Fellow At Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS
On 21 July, 2002, Xinhe BAO, Director of the Institute
of Chemical Physics, CAS, granted a Certificate of Honorary Research Fellow
to Dr. Richard J. Roberts, Winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Biomedicine and
Director of the New England Biolabs, Beverly, MA, U.S.A.
Dr. Richard J. Roberts is an outstanding scientist in the American biological science community. He is the first to have discovered the process of the biological conversion of nucleic acids and found more than 100 enzymes for that. Owing to his remarkable contributions to the research on nucleic acids, he and Philips Sharp shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Biomedicine.
Nobel Laureate Robert Huber Visits the Graduate School of CAS
On 24 July 2002, Nobel laureate Prof. Robert Huber, a
German scientist, visited the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
During his visit, Dr. Huber introduced the latest developments of his research
work at the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, as well as the achievements
for which he was awarded a Nobel Prize. Some doctoral candidates at the Graduate
School of CAS talked with Prof. Huber on the difficulties they came across in
their research work.
Prof. Huber has been working with the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry as the director since 1972. He is mainly engaged in the research on the structures and functions of biomacromolecules, including protease inhibitor, protease, antibody, etc. As a pioneer in this area, he was awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for leading the determination of the three-dimensional structure of a photosynthetic reaction center, the first membrane protein structure ever discovered.
STTACAS Attended the 16th FIT World Congress Held in Vancouver
The STTACAS ( Sci-Tech Translators Association of the
Chinese Academy of Sciences ) attended the 16th FIT World Congress held in Vancouver,
Canada from 3 to 10 August. STTACAS has become a regular member of FIT ( International
Federation of Translators, an organization of UNESCO ) since 1990.
FIT held a World Congress every three years. During this congress, Juliang QIU, vice president of STTACAS, Executive Deputy-Director General of the Bureau of International Co-operation, CAS was voted as one of the 17 members of the 16th FIT Council. So China has two members, with Youyi HUANG, of TAC, in the FIT Council.