Conference of Sino-American Joint Committee on High-energy Physics Collaboration
From Oct 15~16, the 25th Conference of Sino-American
Joint Committee on High-energy Physics Collaboration was held in the Institute
of High-energy Physics. An American delegation of 10 headed by Robin Staffin,
Deputy Director of the Bureau of Basic Science of the Ministry of Energy
attended the conference.
On Oct 15, Premier Jiabao Wen warmly received the
American high-energy physics Delegation in Ziguangge, Zhongnanhai where
the central government is located. Recalling the course of the Sino-American
cooperation in science and technology, Premier Wen pointed out that the
cooperation has been good on the whole since Mr. Xiaoping Deng visited
America fifteen years ago, when an agreement was signed with President
Carter regarding the Sino-American cooperation in science and technology.
The collaboration on Sino-American high-energy physics is a major project
of the cooperation in science and technology between the two countries.
He highly commented the achievements of the high-energy physics collaboration,
which is a model for the cooperation between the two sides. Premier Wen
expressed his special appreciation to Prof. T. D. Lee and Prof. W. Panofsky,
former Director of the American Stanford Linear Accelerator Center for
their contribution to the cooperation on the Sino-American high-energy
At the meeting, the two sides reached an agreement on 48 collaborative projects. The cooperation between the two sides still concentrates on the project of major transforming of BEPII. For the first time, a collaborative project on neutrino experiment was accepted in the collaborative program.
Lu Meets President of Finnish Academy of Sciences and Signs an Agreement
on Cooperation in Science
Energy / Environment Program Triggered
On Nov.3, the State Development and Reform Committee (SDRC) and the Permanent Mission of the EU European Committee jointly held a symposium on the triggering of "China-EU Energy/Environment Program" and on "China-European Energy Policy and Sustainable Development", declaring the actual implementation of the China-EU Energy/Environment Program.
The implementation period of the program is from
May 2003 to May 2008 for 5 years. The total investment is 42.9 million
Euros, of which 20 million Euros are from the EU. The program is now in
the phase of designing of the plan and specific sub-projects for implementation.
Any projects over 5,000 Euros will be implemented on tendering basis.
on Scientific Cooperation of Chinese and Mongolian Academies Held Its
First Working Meeting
Academic Exchange Symposium Held
The 2004' China-Belgium Symposium on Semi-conductor
Spintronics was held on Oct. 12 in the library's lecture hall in the Institute
of Semi-conductors of CAS. Prof. F. M. Peeters and Dr. B. Partoens from
the Department of Physics, the Antwerp University in Belgium gave a special
lecture for the symposium. The symposium was proceeded in a free academic
atmosphere, in which the attendants had a warm discussion about future
cooperation in science and research.
China-Japan Bilateral Symposium on Bird Flu Held in Beijing
The First China-Japan Bilateral Symposium on Bird
Flue was held in Beijing on Oct. 18~19th.
Declaration on Management of Nitrogen Released at Third International
The third International Nitrogen Conference was
closed in Nanjing on Oct. 16 after five days meeting. At the closing ceremony,
some 400 scientists, who attended the conference from more than 40 countries,
jointly issued the Nanjing Declaration on Management of Nitrogen. The
Declaration aims at emphasizing the negative influence and pressure from
the consumption of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer and energy on the environment,
appealing to countries all over the world to pay more attention to the
influence of nitrogen cycle on the ecological environment for the global
sustainable development, and actively intend to explore strategy which
will not only increase food production and energy consumption, but also
decrease the influence of activation nitrogen on the environment.
Zhaoliang Zhu, Chairman of the Organizing
Committee, research fellow of the Nanjing Institute of Soil Science of
CAS and member of CAS, K. Minami, President of the Japanese Institute
of Agricultural Environment, and Prof. J. Galloway from the University
of Virginia, Chairman of INI jointly signed the Declaration on behalf
of the conference and they solemnly submitted one of the original versions
to the representative of UNEP.
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