Laser Fusion Physics and Actuator Development Symposium Held in Shanghai
CAS member Zunqi Lin of the Shanghai Institute of
Optics, and Fine Mechanics and Prof. Kazuo Tanaka of Japan's Osaka University
co-chaired a "Sino-Japan Laser Fusion Physics and Actuator Development
Symposium" from 12-13 January 2004, attended by about 50 Chinese
and foreign scholars. Thirteen scholars from Japan's Osaka University,
Bejing Institute of Physics of CAS, Tsinghua University, China Engineering
Physics Institute and Shanghai Institute of Optics, and Fine Mechanics
gave lectures in their respective fields at the symposium.
The objective of the symposium was to review the
latest developments in China and Japan in the field of laser fusion physics
and actuator development, and to enhance exchanges between scholars of
the two countries in this field.
on Sharing Ideas Held by CAS and British Iceberg Royal Society
Afive-day academic symposium "Sino-Scotland
Science: Sharing Ideas" held jointly by CAS and the British Iceberg
Royal Society started on 8 March. Topics covered in this symposium include
plant genetics, nanotechnology, optoelectronics and the public's understanding
of science etc. Each side invited ten scientists who exchanged their views
by way of lectures and group discussions. The British experts and scholars
present at the symposium were from the famous institutions of higher learning
such as Glasgow University, Iceberg University, Hurleyotto Watt University
and Dundy University as well as the Iceberg Royal Arboretum. Members of
the Chinese delegation mainly consisted of scholars of Chinese origin
that CAS had recruited recently from abroad.
It is worth mentioning that in 2002 CAS signed a
memorandum on scientific cooperation with the Society.
US Professor Invited as Deputy Science Director for Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Professor Lonnie G. Thompson, a well-known scientist
from Ohio State University, USA, is a glaciologist of international fame,
and is known for his studies in global change. Professor Thompson has
maintained a long-term cooperation with CAS for 20 years, during which
the two sides have been conducting good cooperation in field investigation
of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, sample distilling, data analysis and thesis
composition etc, making tremendous contributions to the study of the Qinghai-Tibet
Plateau. During his most recent visit to China, Prof. Thompson happily
accepted the position as the Deputy Science Director of the Qinghai-Tibet
Institute. As a renowned foreign expert, Prof. Thompson's appointment
to an important academic position in the Qinghai-Tibet Institute will
help bring in more foreign advanced technologies and outstanding talents
and promoting the institute's ability to acquire international research
projects. Furthermore, it will provide great driving force to CAS' efforts
in developing international cooperation.
Garden to Participate in Building Cambodia National Botanic Garden
The Xishuang Banna Botanic Garden of
CAS (Banna Botanic Garden) received a callback visit by an 8-member delegation
headed by Dr. Mok Mareth, Minister of Environment, and Mr. Chan Sarun,
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery of the Kindom of Cambodia.
The two parties held friendly discussions on issues related to building
a Cambodia National Botanic Garden, and a Memorandum for Cooperation was
signed in this regard.
As the UNESCO and the Cambodia Government
had long since had the intention to build a botanic garden in Cambodia,
the Environment Ministry of Cambodia is eagerly seeking technical support
from the Banna Botanic Garden.
Editor of Nature Magazine Visits Institute of Zoology
At the invitation of Institute of Zoology,
Dr. Charles Jennings, the Executive Editor of Nature magazine paid a visit
on 10 March 2004 to the Institute and delivered a speech titled "The
Nature Journals and the World of Scientific Publishing".
from Connecticut University Visiting Institute of Zoology Gives Lecture
At the invitation of Institute of Zoology,
the renowned Professor Xiangzhong Yang, Director of the Regenerating Biological
Institute of Connecticut University, USA, and Director of the CBI (China
Bridges International) Foundation Committee paid a visit to the Institute
and gave a lecture on animal cloning.
Professor Yang has been engaged in
the research on animal cloning and curing cloning for years, and was the
first in the world to cloned six ox and a farm cattle "Any"
in 1998 and 1999 respectively. The research group led by Prof. Yang was
also one of the first laboratories in the world to have reported cloned
animals with normal telomere.
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