Targeting Senescence: Secrets to Postponing Alzheimer’s Disease
How Aging Neurons Prevent Us from Remembering
Alzheimer’s disease is becoming much more common and better aware in 2017 than 30 years before. One of the reasons is the longer life expectancies in the developed world. As most of us grow older, it’s more likely for us to face specific health problems coming along with aged bodies...
IAS Junior Fellow Shu Ning Chan
Trained a civil engineer, Chan's research focuses on the use of fluid mechanics to solve problems with the water environment. He hopes to contribute to the development of “smart cities” worldwide through his research on environmental hydraulics.
Eminent Visitors Honored
We convey our heartiest congratulations to IAS Visiting Professors Arup Chakraborty and Eli Yablonovitch. Chakraborty has become one of 21 individuals to hold membership of all three branches of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Yablonovitch was named a Fellow to US National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional accolade bestowed on academic inventors.
Call for Nominations
The IAS strives to provide the best possible environment to support creative activity by all its affiliates. The Junior Fellow program is intended to allow young researchers to develop their scholarly potential free from the distractions and administrative burdens that often accompany academic positions...
Laboratory Upgraded for the Next Generation of OLED Technology
With the HK$4 million dollar investment, IAS Bank of East Asia Professor Ching W Tang and his team are now equipped with an efficient machinery necessary to develop OLED (organic light-emitting diode) devices with any complexity, any number of layers.
IAS Professors Shed Light on STEM
Ching W Tang introduced next-generation display technology and Henry Tye offered insights on the origin of the universe at the InnoCarnival, organized by the Innovation and Technology Commission, the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Hong Kong Institution of Science.
IAS Nobel Prize Popular Science Lectures
To convey the latest scientific findings to the community, the IAS has traditionally organized a series of lectures following the announcements of the Nobel Prizes each year. The lectures introduced audiences to the winners and the work recognized by this highest honor. This year’s series of events attracted more than 400 participants.
The Mystery of Machine Learning
Machines have outperformed humans in numerous complex tasks. Deep learning has the potential to unveil the secret of the learning capability of machines. IAS Workshop on the Mathematics of Deep Learning attracted interest across the academic community, gaining close to 100 participants.
In Search of New Physics
The IAS Program on High Energy Physics in Hong Kong was launched in 2015 to bring theorists, experimentalists and accelerator physicists together and facilitate stimulating discussion among participants. More than 100 participants addressed issues relating to physics, detectors and colliders, emphasizing the future of high energy physics.
Superconductors and Quantum Computers
Tech corporations such as Google and Microsoft are investing in the study of topological superconductors, which have special types of excitation called Majorana modes with important implications for the production of quantum computers.
Bridging Mathematics and Other Branches of Science
Musical sound propagation, water movement, weather prediction, oil recovery and the population dynamics of species are all related to partial differential equations. A five-day IAS Focused Program brought more than 30 mathematicians to consider new ideas and latest results in this area.
Hardship is the Wellspring of Poetry
Why is great work so rarely created in institutionalized creative writing workshops? Why can’t great work be invented by robots and other artificial intelligence systems? Bei Dao, the organizer of the event International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong (IPNHK), believes that hardship is both the wellspring of poetry and its motivating force. Hardship and oppression allow poetry to transcend the boundaries of history, nationality, religion, ideology and even language.
Algorithm development, modeling and simulation and numerical analysis have directly impacted our power to process and resolve physical and mathematical problems. Tremendous progress has been made by researchers in the greater China region in the fields of mathematics and scientific computing. At the IAS Focused Program on Scientific Computing, 60 outstanding researchers working in these fields met for five days to exchange views and share their latest findings.