No.65

August 2009

Headline News Innovation and Development

Applied Technology

Basic Science Cooperation between CAS and Local Authorities
Bioscience International Cooperation Brief News Geoscience Highlights of Exchanges
Headline News

Lu Yongxiang Meets J. Campbell

On Jun. 11, Lu Yongxiang, President of CAS and co-chair of the Inter Academy Council (IAC), met with Dr. John CampbellúČthe visiting IAC Executive Director. They held in-depth talks regarding the visit of Robbert Dijkgraaf, co-chair of IAC and president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences to Beijing in the coming September, establishment of IAC Fund Committee and research of water resources, prevention of infectious diseases, and higher education in Africa, young scientistsí» forum and other projects. Further, it has been decided to hold two expert seminars on water resources and on prevention of infectious diseases respectively from Sep. 27 to 29 this year.

Lu Yongxiang Meets Steven Chu

On Jul. 15, Lu Yongxiang met with Steven Chu, the visiting US Energy Secretary and his entourage. The two parties exchanged opinions on how to launch in-depth and practical cooperation against the general background of increasingly serious climate change. Lu Yongxiang pointed out that CAS and the US Department of Energy (DOE) have cooperated in high-energy physics and other fields of basic sciences for many years and enhanced the mutual exchanges in cleaner energy, new energy and other areas in the past few years. Both parties agreed that they have great potentials in cooperation and should deepen the cooperation in cleaner energy technology and energy-efficiency technology. Steven Chu briefed the Sino-US Joint Clean Energy R&D Center that will be co-invested and co-established by DOE and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST), and the energy conservation program in construction initiated by the US Department of Energy recently.

See Deeper and Clearer into Space

On Jun. 4, the National Key Project of Science, the Large Sky Area Multi-object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) successfully passed the national acceptance at the Xinglong Observatory, National Astronomical Observatories, CAS. LAMOST is the large Schmidt telescope with the largest aperture, the largest field of view and the highest spectrum obtaining rate. LAMOST was designed by China independently and is a new optical astronomical telescope with large field of view and large aperture, which is very challenging in technology. Its field of view is 5 degrees (the field of view of a normal astronomical telescope with similar aperture is less than 1 degree) and its aperture is more than 6 m. Its optical system consists of three parts, which are reflecting corrector, spherical mirror and focal plane. Up to 4,000 spectrums of celestial bodies can be observed concurrently with LAMOST.

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