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IAS Events

A variety of activities—meetings, conferences, lectures, and programs—are organized at the IAS all year round. Frontier researchers are invited to visit HKUST, to share their knowledge, discern the future directions and explore possibilities for collaboration. 

Algorithmic Adaptations to Extreme Scale Computing (19 Oct)

Speaker: David E Keyes King Abdullah University of Science
and Technology

Daya Bay Collaboration Meeting (9-11 Nov)

Kam-Biu Luk University of California at Berkeley and HKUST
Ming-Chung Chu The Chinese University of Hong Kong

IAS Quantitative Finance and Fintech Seminar Series: Risk Preferences and the Macro Announcement Premium (20 Nov)

Speaker: Hengjie Ai University of Minnesota

International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2017 “An Ancient Enmity”
(22-26 Nov, HKUST session on 24 Nov)

Prof Jianmei Liu HKUST
Prof Zhenkai Zhao The Chinese University of Hong Kong

IAS Focused Program on Scientific Computing (4-8 Dec)

Yang Xiang HKUST
Ruo Li Peking University
Zhijian Yang Wuhan University

IAS Focused Program on Frontiers of Theory and Applications of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations (11-15 Dec)

Tianling Jin HKUST
Gunther Uhlmann HKUST
Xiaoping Wang HKUST
Michael Ward University of British Columbia
Juncheng Wei University of British Columbia

IAS Conference on Topological Phases and Topological Quantum Computation (18-19 Dec)

Organizer: Vic Kam Tuen Law HKUST

Spiro Metalla-aromatics – Making the Impossible Possible (20 Dec)

Speaker: Zhenfeng Xi Peking University

IAS Workshop on Mathematics of Deep Learning (8-11 Jan)

Chair: Yang Wang HKUST

IAS Program on High Energy Physics (8-26 Jan)

Andrew G Cohen HKUST
Henry Tye HKUST

Intimacy of Creativity – The Bright Sheng Partnership: Composers Meet Performers

(23 Apr – 6 May 2018)

Having received widely acclaimed response among HKUST and the local community since 2011, the annual Intimacy of Creativity is now calling for scores from talented composers for the 2018 season. Selected composers will join Prof Bright Sheng, IAS Helmut & Anna Pao Sohmen Professor-at-Large, and guest artists Gilad Hochman and Yael Manor, to present and revise their music composition after in-depth discussions between composers and performers during on-campus open discussions.

One or two composers may have their featured work programmed on the 2018/19 Israel season of the Israeli Chamber Project and/or be offered a one-year position at HKUST as Composer-in-Residence/Visiting Scholar in the Division of Humanities for 2018/19 academic year. Stay tuned for further information about upcoming concerts at

The above activities were last updated on 31 Aug 2017 and may be subject to change. For the latest details of events, please visit