A delegation from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) visited The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) under the CAS Academicians Visit Program from 25 to 28 February 2014. The delegation included Prof. Shi Zhongci and Prof. Ou-Yang Zhong-can of the Division of Mathematics and Physics, Prof. Tung Chen-Ho of the Division of Chemistry, Prof. Chen Guoliang of the Division of Information Technological Sciences, Prof. Wu Guoxiong and Prof. Guo Huadong of the Division of Earth Sciences.
The delegates were warmly received by CUHK senior members including Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Benjamin Wah, Provost; Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Chairperson of the Research Committee; Prof. Wong Ching-ping, Dean of Faculty of Engineering, and Prof. Henry Wong, Dean of Faculty of Science. The delegation visited the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography and Resource Management, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, and Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability at CUHK and meet with relevant faculty members to exchange ideas and explore possibilities for further collaboration.
On 26 February, the six academicians delivered public lectures in the Lecture Series by Academicians, sharing their expertise and views with CUHK members. More than three hundred people including academics, researchers and students from CUHK and other universities as well as members from the general public were attracted to the lectures. Below please find the details of the lectures:
Prof. Shi Zhongci
Some Aspects of Finite Element Approximation for the Reissener-Mindlin Plates
Prof. Tung Chen-Ho
Converting Solar Energy into Chemical Fuel — Photochemically Splitting Water into H2 and O2
Prof. Chen Guoliang
Research Methodology of Parallel Computing
Prof. Wu Guoxiong
Impacts of the Tibetan Plateau on the Formation and Variability of the Asian Summer Monsoon
Prof. Ou-Yang Zhong-can
Elastic Theory of Fluid Membranes of Helfrich Model and its Application in Other Soft Matters: From Red Blood Cell to Helical Carbon Nanotube and Icosahedral Virus Capsids
Prof. Guo Huadong
Scientific Big Data and Digital Earth
CAS Academicians Visit Program was launched by the University in 2008 to promote academic exchange with CAS. Under this program, 5 to 6 CAS academicians are invited to visit CUHK and deliver public lectures for the Lecture Series by Academicians each year.
For information about 2014 CAS Academicians Visit Programme, please visit: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/oalc/cas_2014/.