||On May 12 to 16, the Delegation
of Chinese Academy of Sciences led by Zhu Chen, Vice-President of
the Chinese Academy of Sciences, visited France
- On the morning of June 17, Mr. Mike Johanns,
Governor of Nebraska State, U.S.A. and his group, visited the graduate
school of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, during which the medical
center of Nebraska State University and the graduate school signed the
memorandum of cooperation in scientific research and education.
According to the memorandum, both sides will have diversified forms
of cooperation and exchange in the field of biology, such as exchange
of teachers and students, graduate students programs, and academic seminars.
- On July 21, a group of 4 persons, including
Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Hartmut Michel,
Nobel Chemistry Prize winner and Professor Timothy C. Hall, Director
of the Institute of the Molecular Biology and Development, A & M
University in Texas, U.S.A., visited the Banna Botanical Garden of the
Chinese Academy of Sciences.
- On May 29, Peter Gruss, Chairman of Die
Max Planck- Gesellschaft, and his group visited Kunming Institute of
Zoology of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Gruss said that Yunnan Province
is rich in animals and plants resources, and that it is an ideal place
for bio-diversity study and biological evolution study.
- On June 1, Professor Kou ShaoQuan from
the Lulea University of Sweden was invited to visit the Wuhan Intitute
of Rock and Soil Mechanics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and gave
a report on "Rock Fracture Mechanics Research and Progress in Sweden."
- On June 2 to 8, Dr. RJ Buresh, program
chief scientist of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI),
and Ms S Johnson, Doctor in soil chemistry from the Connell University
in the U.S.A. paid a 6-day working visit to the Institute of the Subtropical
Agricultural Ecology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
- On June 29, the Argentinean Delegation
visited the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy
of Sciences. The delegation visited GODSON CPU, a project of the Systematic
Structure Division, and Dawn 4000A server in High-performance Computer
Division. Among the visitors was Mr. Carlos Pallotti, Chairman of Argentinean
- On May 27, Dr. JianMing Ren, Associate
Professor of the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical
School of Yale University in the USA, Deputy Director of the Department
of the Global Metabolic Medicine Market of the American Bristol-Mile,
and Senior Researcher of Department of the Metabolic Disease, visited
Xinjiang Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS, and gave an academic
report entitled The New Medicines For The Diabetes and Obesity.
- On June 14, Professor O. Barbarouxj, famous
algologist from the French Institute of Oceanography visited the Institute
of Oceanology, CAS. Professor O. Barbarouxj and his group visited the
Specimen Depository of marine organism samples, and key laboratory of
experimental marine biology.
- On June 16, Doctor Bernd Ueberschar, ichthyology
expert of the Libnitz Institute of Oceanography in Germany visited Wuhan
Institute of Hydrobiology and made a report entitled "Fish-and
LarvalBase : Global Information systems on Fish and Fish Larvae."
- A few days ago, Professor S. D. Bader,
Director of Material Science Division, U.S. Argong National Laboratory,
editor-in-chief of Appl Phys. Lett, made a special report entitled Ferromagnetic-Superconducting
Hybrid Systems at Zhongguancun Forum On Condensed Matter Physics in
the Institute of Physics.
- On June 11 to 13, a delegation of 6 persons
headed by Dr. E. Oktay from U.S. Department of Energy visited the Institute
of Plasma Physics, CAS. On the afternoon of June 12, the Director of
the DIII-D project, Institute of Fusion Energy Sciences, General Atomics
Company formally signed with the Institute of Plasma Physics an agreement
of overall cooperation for 5 years.
- Dr Juergen Koepke, professor and protein
crystallography scientist from German Max Planck Biological Physics
Institute visited the Institute of Oceanology, CAS on June 14.
- On June 17, Mr. Balacheff with a group
of 11 members from the French National Research Center visited the Institute
of Microsystem, CAS.
- On June 17, Professor Howard Roe, director
of the Southampton Oceanography Center in Britain, visited the Institute
of Oceanology, CAS.
- Professor Dan McKenzie from the Department
of Geoscience of Cambridge University in Britain visited the South China
Sea Institute of Oceanology on June 17 to 22. Professor McKenzie, Honorary
Professor of the Institute, offered to continue his support to the research
of the institute by personal donation of books.
- On June 28, Dr. Jeffrey S Lehman, President
of U.S. Cornell University and a group of 6 members visited the Institute
of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS.
- The Sino-America Editorial Committee of
Flora of China held a meeting in Beijing on June 28 to 29. CAS member
Deyuan Hong, chief of the editorial committee on the Chinese side, and
Dr. Peter Raven, chief of the editorial committee on the American side,
and other members from both sides were present at the meeting.