Dr. SUN Zhuling from Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) of Chinese Academy of Sciences was honored with Young Scientist Award at the 32nd International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP2014) held in Shanghai, China, during Oct 13-17, 2014. Dr. SUN and three other young scientists won the award for their outstanding achievement on lightening research. The honor was given to Dr. SUN in recognition of the efforts in developing a new lightning VHF radiation location system based on short-baseline time-difference of arrival technology to observe lightning discharge with high temporal and spatial resolution.
The Shanghai International Forum on Advanced Bioceramics was successfully held in Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SICCAS) on October 28, 2014. More than 30 scientists and experts from Switzerland, France, Japan, Australia, America, Indonesia, and China attended the forum. The theme of this year's forum is "Perspective and future trends of bioceramic research". The forum was chaired by Prof. CHANG Jiang from SICCAS. Prof. SONG Lixin, the director of SICCAS, gave the opening address. He welcomed all the participants and hoped this forum could promote the exchanges and collaborations among international researchers on basic and applied researches on bioceramics.
The 2014 International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing (QCMC), opened on Sunday in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, attracting more than 400 scholars worldwide. This is the first time China has hosted the world's most influential biannual quantum conference, which will last until Thursday. Experts from 28 countries and regions will discuss research, achievements and industrialization in the quantum information field.
Prof. YUAN Yaxiang from the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences was honored with the 2014 TWAS Prizes for his contribution to numerical methods for nonlinear optimization, particularly to nonlinear conjugate gradient methods, trust region algorithms, quasi-Newton methods and subspace methods.
Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB) of Chinese Academy of Sciences signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada on Oct. 13, 2014, to promote excellence through multidisciplinary and multi-institutional collaborations and build a partnership consistent with the strategic goals and values of both institutions.
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