Spring 2019 > 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 Lectures

1. Prof. Shuji NAKAMURA, IAS Senior Visiting Fellow, “Father of blue LED” and 2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics, delivered a lecture on the Invention of High Efficient Blue LED and Future Solid State Lighting at the IAS on January 16, 2019. He spoke about the history and background of key scientific issues involved in high efficiency solid state lighting. He also discussed the discovery of high quality p-type doping by removing hydrogen passivation, and the role of the InGaN/GaN double heterostructure in achieving high brightness blue LEDs and future laser lighting. [Details]

2. HE José Ramos-Horta, Former President of East Timor; 1996 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, was the speaker of IAS Nobel Lecture on Challenges in the Protection of the Rights of Refugees and Migrants held on September 7, 2018. The lecture was co-organized by Bright Hong Kong and co-sponsored by School of Humanities and Social Science, Interdisciplinary Programs Office & Institute for Public Policy, HKUST. [Video]