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Plugging into the Brain

IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. John HARDY, Chair of Molecular Biology of Neurological Disease at University College London, tells us how memory loss could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, which can steal more than just our memory from us.

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IAS Program on Chinese Creative Writing

This special feature includes an article entitled “別人的傷痛” (The Sorrow of Others) by LO Yi-Chin (駱以軍), contemporary Chinese writer, and a brief recap of the talk “我的文學和思想之路:從香港出發” delivered by another Chinese writer, CHAN Koon-Chung (陳冠中), in the IAS Program on Chinese Creative Writing held last October.

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The Flow of Life

IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Jason HO Tin-Lun, a theoretical physicist in condensed matter physics whose research covers the field of quantum fluids, quasi-crystals, quantum Hall effects, and quantum gases, shares with us his enthusiasm for research and outlook on life.

Dr. LIU Tong, IAS Junior Fellow 

Liu’s current research focuses on the environmental determinants of human capital with an interdisciplinary perspective from both economics and science.

Dr. ZHONG Siyang, IAS Junior Fellow

Graduated from HKUST with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Zhong is interested in the fundamental studies of aeroacoustics, aerodynamics and their applications to the practical industrial problems.

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IAS Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture YAN Lianke Recognized

Prof. Yan received the 2021 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature in recognition for his “lifelong contributions to world letters”.

IAS Scholars Receive Funding from the HKSAR Government

IAS Bank of East Asia Professor Ching W. TANG and IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Paul SCHIMMEL have been awarded funding from the Innovation and Technology Commission.

Research Project Led by IAS TT & WF Chao Foundation Professor George SMOOT

The first on-sky calibration test of the silicon photomultiplier detector and verification of the possible use of the SiPM as an ultra-fast astronomy detector was carried out last October. 

IAS Senior Fellows Receive Prestigious Awards for their Contributions to Research

IAS Senior Fellows who have made seminal contributions to scientific research have been recognized by international awards and academies.

IAS Senior Visiting Fellows Conferred Honorary Doctorates by HKUST

Prof. John HARDY and Prof. Arup CHAKRABORTY, were conferred honorary doctorates by HKUST in recognition of their distinguished research achievements.

IAS Senior Visiting Fellows Elected Academicians of National Academies

A few of the IAS Senior Visiting Fellows are among newly elected members of national academies.

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IAS Distinguished Lectures

With a broad audience in mind, several Distinguished Lectures were held last fall to inspire students, stimulate new thinking, and encourage new research directions.

IAS Program on Chinese Creative Writing

In collaboration with HKUST’s School of Humanities and Social Science and Division of Humanities, the program provides a platform for students and faculty to engage in face-to-face dialogues with world-renowned Chinese writers.

Intimacy of Creativity —
Entering the Minds of Composers

An online course taught by IAS Helmut & Anna Pao Sohmen Professor-at-Large Bright SHENG gives a new appreciation of music through selected works.

Other IAS Programs, Workshops and Events

Highlights of activities held in 2019 and 2020 that featured in-depth discussions on specific research topics.