October, 2008

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Lu Yongxiang Meets Ashok Misra

Lu Yongxiang, President of CAS met with visiting Ashok Misra, President of the National Academy of Science, India (NASI) and Director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay on Aug. 20.

Bai Chunli Present at Ground Breaking Ceremony for Mingantu Autonomous Base

Bai chunli, Executive Vice-President of CAS, and Zhan Wenlong, Vice-President of CAS were present at the ground breaking ceremony for Mingantu Astronomical Base, the National Astronomical Observatories, CAS that was launched in Zhengxiangbaiqi, Xilinguole, Inner Mongolia on Sep. 9, 2008.

Mingantu Autonomous Base of the National Astronomical Observatories is a base for solar radio observation and research£¨ which is equipped mainly with a solar radio spectrograph and a heliograph. Its radio heliograph has caught up with advanced world levels. Its heliograph is world advanced, consisting of 40 antenna, each with a caliber of 4.5 meters and 60 antenna, each with a caliber of 2 meters. Totally the 100 antenna form two radio aperture arrays: one is decimeter waveband and the other is centimeter waveband. The arrays present three radial cantilever baselines that are distributed within the area of 10 square kilometers. The longest baseline boasts 3 kilometers.


Bai Chunli Meets Japanese Guests

Bai chunli, Executive Vice-President of CAS and President of the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS), met with Hiroyuki Nakanishi, new President of the Chemical society of Japan (CSJ) and President of Mitsui Chemicals Inc. and their entourage on Sep. 3. During the meeting, the two leaders exchanged their opinions on further cooperation between the two bodies, and reached a consensus to sign bilateral cooperative agreement and establish a mechanism of regular mutual visits.

Li Jiayang Meets VAST Delegation

On Sep. 2, Li Jiayang, Vice-President of CAS met with Pham Van, Vice-President of the Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and his entourage. On behalf of CAS, he renewed the cooperative agreement with VAST.

Li Jinghai Meets Robin Batterham

On Sep. 20 afternoon, Li Jinghai, Vice-President of CAS met with visiting Robin Batterham, President of ATSE and his entourage. The two leaders exchanged their opinions on extensive scientific and engineering issues (including management of scientific research programs and formulation of R&D strategy).

USTC Leaders Appointed

On Sep. 25 morning, Li Jianhua, Vice Minister of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee announced at a meeting held for teaching and administrative staff of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) that CPC Central Committee appointed Xu Wu as Party Secretary of the CCP Committee of USTC (Vice Minister level) and the State Council appointed Hou Jianguo, member of CAS, as President of USTC (Vice Minister level).

Training on Desertification Control

On Sep. 1, a training course on desertification control held in Lanzou, Capital City of Gansu Province. It was organized by the Ministry of Commerce and undertaken by the International Centre for Education and Research on Desertification Control, Bureau of International Cooperation, CAS and the Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI). More than 20 experts from Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Mongolia and other developing countries attended the training course.

Center on Magnetic Confinement of Plasma Established

On Sep. 2, the Research Center on the Magnetic Confinement of Plasma and Related Theories, CAS was set up in Hefei. There is an International Advisory Board (IAB) under the Center, with members composed of ten experts elected from the General Atomics Fusion Energy Research, the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, the Fusion Division ENEA of the Italian and the Japanese National Institute for Fusion Science,etc. As a non-legal person research organization, the Center operates on a basis of director responsibility system under the leadership of its Council.

Han Enhou Granted NACE Fellow

Prof. Han Enhou from the Institute of Metal Research was selected as Fellow of NACE International earlier in 2008. NACE International, established in 1943, is the largest organization in the world committed to the study of corrosion, which has more than 19,000 members in over 100 countries, among whom 163 experts have been elected as fellows.


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