December, 2007

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Premier Wen Jiabao Unveiled First Moon Image
Lu Yongxiang Congratulated CAS Participating Units
Bai Chunli and Jiang Jinheng Conveyed Greetings on Site

The first Moon¡¯s surface image from the first Chinese lunar orbiter-Chang¡¯e 1 was made available to public formally by the State Space Administration at 9:40 am on Nov. 26, 2007. Premier Wen Jiabao unveiled the image and delivered a congratulation speech at the ceremony.

Lu Yongxiang, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People¡¯s Congress and President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences wrote a congratulation letter to the General Department of the Lunar Probe Project and other relevant institutions of CAS.

Earlier on Oct. 24, Bai Chunli, Executive Vice-President, and Jiang Mianheng, Vice-President of CAS, arrived at Xichang Satellite Launching Base to witness the launch and conveyed greetings to the CAS experiment team and experts at the Launching Site. At 18:05 pm, Oct. 24, the Chang¡¯e 1 independently developed by China rose to the sky successfully. CAS was the sponsor of the Lunar Probe Project and also implementer of the tasks of ground application system, VLBI precision orbit determination and valid load and public equipment of the scientific probe of Chang¡¯e 1. However, Chang¡¯e 1¡¯s successful entering into the orbit is just the first step to implement the follow-up various tasks. To fulfill the comprehensive scientific targets of the Chang¡¯e 1, relevant institutes and experts will spare no efforts in the follow-up scientific research.

Lu Yongxiang Meets John Denham, UK State Minister

On Oct. 30, 2007, Lu Yongxiang, President of CAS, met with John Denham, the visiting newly appointed Minister of State and member of the UK Parliament.

China and the United Kingdom had maintained long and good relations in politics, economy, trade, science, culture, education and other areas, said Lu. There is thus great potential for future cooperation between the two sides. John Denham expressed that the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills of the United Kingdom recognized the significant role of CAS in China¡¯s S&T development and expressed his wishes to keep closer cooperation with CAS in terms of mutual development of scientific research.

Bai Chunli Present at 18th TWAS Assembly

The 18th General Assembly of the Academy for Developing Countries (TWAS) was held in Trieste, Italy. There were over 190 academicians, awarded scientists and special representatives from over 50 countries and regions attended the Assembly. Prof. Bei Chunli, vice president of TWAS and executive vice president of CAS headed the Chinese delegation of TWAS academicians and attended the Assembly. Prof. Bai also addressed the Assembly the 2007 Annual Report on behalf of the Office for East Asia and Southeast Asia of TWAS. Profs. Fang Rongxiang, Zhang Yaping, Chen Saijuan, Zhi Zhiming, Huang Boyun, Zhu Jing and Xu Zhiqin from China were elected TWAS academicians at the Assembly.

First Asian Geno Project Completed

On Oct. 11, it was announced at the Shenzhen Hi-Tech Fair that the first sequence map of Han-Chinese Individual in the world has been successfully drafted. This is a 100% sequence map of Han-Chinese individual drafted by the Chinese scientists with a new-generation sequencing technology after they undertook the project of 1% international human sequence project and 10% international individual mono-gene. It is a successful leap-forward from 1% to 100%. This scientific achievement will play an important role in the research of Chinese and Asian¡¯s DNA, recessive disease gene, forecast of epidemic diseases and other areas.

This First Asian Geno Project implemented by the Chinese scientists was named ¡°First Asian Geno Project¡± and samples of the gene came from a Chinese individual.
High-end Radio-frequency Chips Reached High-level

In early November, the Semiconductor Institute of CAS made a significant breakthrough in the R&D of high-end radio-frequency chips. The world¡¯s first ¡°wireless local area network IEEE802.11a/b/g + mobile digital television DVB-H multifunctional radio-frequency chips¡± has been successfully developed in Suzhou CAD Semiconductor Integrated Technology R&D Center. This chip can not only be used in 2.4-5.825GHz multi-mode frequency wireless broadband internet access, but it can also be used to receive DVB-H high-resolution digital mobile television and current analog television. The chip has home-grown intellectual property right and is a new-generation of core chips used in the world¡¯s first multifunctional portable wireless broadband communication device. The successful development of the chip marks that the Chinese design technology for high-end radio frequency chips has paralleled the international advanced level.
Light Source Intensifier Accomplished Ramping of 3.5GeV Electron Beam

After some 60 hours¡¯ beam tuning, at 4:25 am of Oct. 5, the Shanghai Light Source Intensifier successfully accomplished ramping of 3.5GeV electron beam. This is an important milestone in Shanghai Light Source Program after the linear accelerator produced beam on May 15.

The Shanghai Light Source consists of 150MeV electron linear accelerator, 3.5GeV intensifier, 3.5GeV electron storage ring, beam line and test station. The beam tuning of the intensifier started from 20:30 of Sep. 30. Debugging on the low-energy transport line was accomplished on 21:58 and steady electron beam flow reached the inlet of the intensifier. At 3:45 am of Oct. 1, the electron beam flow was introduced into the intensifier and multi-cycle of electron beam was realized at 17:00 of that afternoon, while at 4:30 am of Oct. 2, 150Mev electron beam storage was realized (the high-frequency system was put into operation). At 4:25 am of Oct. 5, the electron beam flow in the intensifier was ramped to 3.5Gev, the highest design capability, and satisfied the capability requirement for the input of storage ring.


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