Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) of City University of Hong Kong presented the prestigious Nobel Science Week that featured three Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Physics from 6 to 10 November 2017.
They are Professor Jean-Marie Lehn, 1987 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at CityU; Professor Serge Haroche, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physics and Senior Fellow of IAS at CityU; and Professor David J. Wineland, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physics.
Leverage on the strong ties between CityU and the renowned academicians, IAS launched the Nobel Science Week, a new initiative this year aimed at boosting academic exchanges and inspiring the CityU community to pursue knowledge and innovative research.
In the Distinguished Lecture titled “From Matter to Life: Chemistry? Chemistry!” on 7 November, Professor Lehn explored conceptual considerations behind chemistry and science in general. Synthetic chemistry has developed a very powerful set of methods for constructing more complex molecules, and over the years Professor Lehn’s work has led to the definition of a new field of chemistry called “supramolecular chemistry”, which deals with the complex entities formed by the association of two or more chemical species held together by non-covalent intermolecular forces.
Honourable speakers including Professor Haroche and Professor Wineland presented the latest results of their research during the “IAS Workshop on Quantum Science” from 8 to 9 November. It covered topics such as quantum communication, quantum computation and quantum measurement. In order to benefit a wider audience, the workshop was presented in a way that was accessible to physicists not necessarily specialised in the field.Adapted from CityU NewsCentre Back