April, 2005

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Celebration Solemnly Held for Ye Duzheng for His 90th Birthday

On Feb. 20, a seminar on frontiers of atmospheric science was held in Beijing to celebrate the 90th birthday of Prof. Ye Duzheng (Tu-Cheng Yeh).

Born in 1916, Prof. Ye received his Ph. D degree in 1948 in USA, when he was a major member of the Rossby School headed by Dr. Rossby. He made world-famous academic contributions in many domains such as the long wave theory, the atmospheric circulation in Southeast Asia, the theory of energy dispersion, meteorology on the Qinhai Tibetan Plateau and global changes, etc. Prof. Ye Duzheng sequentially assumed the posts of Director General of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of CAS, Vice President of CAS, and now he is foreign Academician of the Finnish Academy of Sciences, honorary Member of the Royal Meteorological Society of U. K. and honorary Member of the American Meteorological Society.

The second part of the seminar was characterized by four splendid lectures on the frontiers of atmospheric science.

Thai Ambassador Visits Xinjiang Institute of Ecology & Geography

Recently a 5 people Delegation of the Thai Embassy to China headed by Mr. Jullapong Nonsrichai, the Thai Ambassador to China, paid a visit to the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology & Geography, CAS. The Delegation also paid a visit to the Specimen Room for Science Popularization and the Storage Room for Specimen of Animals and Plants. They observed the specimen processing with interest.

Prof. Philip Brookes Visits the Shenyang Institute of Applied Ecology

On March 8 Prof. Philip Brookes, Director of the Soil and Microorganism Laboratory of the Agriculture and Environment Department in the Rothamsted Experimental Station, UK, paid a 4-day visit to the Shenyang Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS.

The Japan Association for Promotion of Science Visits the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics

On Jan. 24, a delegation of four people, including Tsuchida, Katoyo Shihiro, Kenzo Yanai and Yamaguchi Kenichi from the Japan Association for Promotion of Science, Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology, paid a visit to the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics of CAS.

Russian Scientists Visit the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics

Recently, Academician Gennady F. Tereshchenko, Deputy Director of the Saint Petersburg Science Center, Russia, Secretary General Eduard A. Tropp and Dmitry K. Donskoy, Director of the Foreign Affairs Office paid a visit to the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS.

Prof. Robert Burton Nussenblatt Visits the Health Science Center in the Shanghai Academy of Life Science

Recently, Prof. Robert Burton Nussenblatt, Director of Immunology Laboratory of National Eye Institute (NIH), and his entourage of four people paid a visit to the Health Science Center in the Shanghai Academy of Life Science, CAS. Prof. Nussenblatt was invited by Prof. Zang Jingwu, Director of the center asinternational academic advisor of the Center.

Delegation of Thai Ministry of Public Health Visits Kunming Institute of Botany

On March 21,a delegation of 16 people from the Thai Ministry of Public Health headed by Vichai Chokevival, Director of the Traditional Medicine and Substitute Medicine Department of the Ministry paid a visit to the Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS.

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