Intellectual Hub

From Genomics to Particle Theory, Quantum Simulations to Blue LED and Beyond

The IAS organizes lectures, programs, conferences, symposiums, and workshops throughout the year for renowned scholars, international researchers, and participants to exchange information and have in-depth discussions. Below are highlights of major events held in recent months.

IAS Nobel Prize Popular Science Lectures

Jointly organized by the School of Science, School of Business and Management, and School of Engineering, HKUST Professors from different disciplines were invited to give lectures on subjects related to the 2018 Nobel Prizes to share their insights and research perspectives with the HKUST community and general public.


1. Lasers: From Manipulating a Single Molecule to Creating the Power of the Sun—2018 Nobel Prize in Physics [Video]
(November 22, 2018)
Speaker: Prof. WONG Kam Sing,
Professor of Physics, HKUST

2. Integrating Innovation and Climate with Economic Growth—2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences [Video]
(November 23, 2018)
Speakers: Prof. WANG Pengfei and Prof. XIE Danyang,
Professors of Economics, HKUST

3. Directed Evolution: Unleash Chemical Power from Protein Sequence Space—2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry [Video]
(November 27, 2018)
Speaker: Prof. SUN Fei,
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, HKUST

4. From Understanding the Basic Principle of Immune System to Cancer Therapy—2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine [Video]
(December 6, 2018)
Speaker: Prof. WEN Zilong,
Professor of Life Science, HKUST