CityU congrats HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Alain Aspect for winning the Nobel Prize in Physics 2022

Helen Mok

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CityU congrats HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Alain Aspect for winning the Nobel Prize in Physics 2022

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) congratulates Professor Alain Aspect on winning the Nobel Prize in Physics 2022. Professor Aspect is a Senior Fellow at the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) at CityU. In 2018, he was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science by CityU in recognition of his significant contributions to education and society. 

Prof Alain Aspect

Initiated by President Way Kuo, HKIAS was established in November 2015. By bringing together world-leading scholars, including numerous Nobel Laureates and renowned professors, and fellows from all over the world, HKIAS pursues innovative solutions and creates new knowledge to help solve pressing global issues. President Kuo invited Professor Aspect to join HKIAS as a Senior Fellow. Under an initiative devised by President Kuo, HKIAS is holding a global academic event this year called HK Tech Forum at which international experts, including numerous Nobel Laureates and Turing Award recipients, deliver talks on six science and technology topics. 

President Kuo had a fruitful dialogue with Professor Aspect when he was visiting Institut Polytechnique de Paris in France last March to shoot a new series of “Beyond Boundaries: Dialogue with Presidents of World's Leading Educational Institutions”. Their discussions covered their perspectives on the development of global higher education. 

Prof Alain Aspect
President Kuo led a CityU team to France last March for the production of the new series of “Beyond Boundaries: Dialogue with Presidents of World's Leading Educational Institutions” and visited the Institut Polytechnique de Paris. (MIddle photo: (3rd from left) Professor Eric Labaye, President of Institut Polytechnique de Paris, (4th from left) Professor Aspect and (3rd from right) President Kuo)

“The whole of the CityU community is very proud of Professor Alain Aspect for winning this award,” said President Kuo. Under its advocacy of “the separation of politics and education” and “the integration of teaching and research”, CityU would continue to focus on academia and contribute to society.

Prof Alain Aspect

 

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