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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.