The Second "Forum on Modernization
Research in China" Opens in Beijing
On August 5, the second "Forum on Modernization
Research in China" sponsored by the Center for Modernization Research
of China of CAS, opened in Beijing. The theme of this forum is "Theory
and Practice of Regional Modernization".
development is the theme of this forum. Natural
science has close relationship with social science and humanity science,
and they are intermingled with each other. The alliance between workers
of social science and natural science is bound to bring great achievements.
Several dozens of specialists and scholars from all over the country gave
26 lectures of different topics and expressed their viewpoint freely on
18 special topics for discussion.
The 28th International Congress
of Psychology (ICP) Held in Beijing
On August 8, the 28th International Congress
of Psychology was opened in Beijing. CAS President Yongxian Lu declared
the inauguration of the conference and delivered the opening address.
Yongxiang Lu expressed this congress would provide a good opportunity
as to how psychology can better serve the social development. He believes
the development of psychology and the relevant fields has great significance
for China's construction of a moderately prosperous society in an all
Nearly 6,000 domestic and foreign psychologists
registered for this congress, making it the largest international academic
conference ever held in China. 74 world famous psychologists and over
20 academicians from around the world were invited to give lectures at
the congress, among whom 7 psychologists were from China; over 230 world
famous psychologists were invited to preside over 227 special topic lectures
conferences. Psychological workers from 85 countries and regions delivered
3,140 oral reports and exchanged viewpoints through posers for 2,500 person-times
on 126 topics in 25 branch disciplines of contemporary psychology. The
congress received 6,454 papers in all, of which 2,525 papers are from
domestic source and 3,939 from abroad. After three rounds of strict selection,
5,598 papers were eventually accepted. This congress is much larger than
any international psychological conference ever held before. The number
of participants of the delegations from countries such as Japan, America
and Sweden etc. exceeds 100 each, while the Japanese delegation consists
of 550 members and the US approximately 400 members.
The 19th International Congress
of Zoology Solemnly Opened
On August 23, the 19th International Congress
of Zoology was solemnly opened in Beijing International Convention Center.
Nearly 700 zoologists from over 40 countries attended this congress. State
Councilor Zhili Chen pointed out in her opening address that the Chinese
Government attaches great importance to protection and conservation of
animal and plant resources as well as environmental protection. Cooperation
and exchange among countries and scientific workers of all countries should
be strengthened to make joint efforts to protect the earth and environment
on which man relies for existence.
Nobel Prize Laureate
In the morning of August 6, at the invitation
of the Institute of Theoretical Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Gerardus 't Hooft, a world famous theoretical physicist, 1999 Noble Prize
laureate in physics and academician of Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts
and Sciences, gave a lecture entitled "Waiting for the Higgs Particle
Scalar Fields in Physics " in the "Forum of Science Frontiers"
in the institute. More than 200 loyal audience, including teachers and
students from 22 universities and institutes, such as Beijing University
and Tsinghua University etc. were present. The audience showed great interest
in Prof. Gerardus 't Hooft's lecture. Many questions were raised afterwards.
Nobel Prize Laureate Daniel Kahneman
Visits Institute of Psychology
At the invitation of the Institute of Psychology
of CAS, Professor Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize laureate, and Mrs. Kahneman
paid a visit to this institute on August 6. Leaders of the institute and
its divisions in the Institute, academicians of the Third World Academy
of Sciences and researchers in economic psychology had a good discussion
with Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kahneman. They briefed the visitors the history
of the institute, and its position in domestic and international circles,
its main research direction and contents and future tentative plan. Mr.
and Mrs. Daniel Kahneman visited the network center, library, ERP research
center and the labs of psychological nerve immunology, high-level function
of brain, virtual reality and language processing etc. Prof. Kahneman
had an interview with reporters of CCTV afterwards.
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