Programme


Date: 22 October 2009 (Thursday)
Venue: Wei Hing Theatre

8:30am Registration
9:00 - 9:30am Opening Ceremony

Session 1

Moderator: Chair Professor Moshe Zukerman, Department of Electronic Engineering,
City University of Hong Kong

9:30 am Professor Andrew Chi-chih Yao
"The Science behind Information Technology"
10:20 am Professor Alfred Y Cho
"How a Crystal Growth Technology Called Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) was Invented and its Applications to Industry"
11:10 am Tea Break
11:30 am Professor Suo Zhigang
"Soft Active Materials"
12:20 pm Professor Chun-yen Chang
"Nurturing World Class Scientists in the 21st Century:
Re-thinking and Re-shaping Education"
1:10 pm Lunch

Session 2

Moderator: Chair Prof Michel Van Hove, Head,
Department of Physics and Materials Science,
City University of Hong Kong

2:15 pm Professor Albert Fert
"Spintronics, when Physics and Technology Meet"
3:05 pm Professor Marvin L Cohen
"Einstein, Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience, and Superconductivity"
3:55 pm Tea Break
4:15 pm Professor Sir John Pendry
"Invisible Cloaks and a Perfect Lens"

Session 3

Moderator: Professor Andrew Chi-chih Yao, Professor of Computer Science, Tsinghua University

5:05 pm Panel Discussion: "Can Education Policy Spawn Great Scientists?"
6:30 pm End of Programme

 

 

Date: 23 October 2009 (Friday)
Venue: Wei Hing Theatre

8:30am Registration

Session 1

Moderator: Chair Professor Istvan Horvath,
Head, Department of Biology and Chemistry,
City University of Hong Kong

9:00 am Professor K Barry Sharpless
"Applied Chemistry: Back to the Future"
9:50 am Professor Robert H Grubbs
"The Synthesis of Large and Small Molecules Using Olefin Metathesis Catalysts"
10:40 am Tea Break
11:00 am Professor John T Yates. Jr
"Surface Chemistry — An Engine of Modern Technology Also at Work amongst the Stars"
11:50 am Professor Tak W Mak
"Biological and Medical Sciences in the 21st Century: The Era of Testing No Hypotheses with New Technologies?"
12:40 pm Lunch

Session 2

Moderator: Chair Professor Philippe G Ciarlet, Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong

2:00 pm Professor Yum-tong Siu
"A Marriage between Algebra and Analysis"
2:50 pm Professor Pierre-Louis Lions
"Mean Field Games and the Modelling of Collective Behaviours"
3:40 pm Tea Break
4:00 pm Professor Stephen Smale
"Computation and Science"

Session 3

Moderator: Professor Marvin L Cohen

4:50 pm Panel Discussion: "Impact of Science on Society"
6:15 pm End of Programme