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IAS TT and WF Chao Foundation Professor George SMOOT Chairs the 2021 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Steering Committee
19 Jan 2021
Prof. George SMOOT, IAS TT and WF Chao Foundation Professor and Chair Professor of Physics, is Chair of the 2021 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards (HLMA) Steering Committee which comprises a panel of internationally renowned academic luminaries and educators. Co-founded by Prof. YAU Shing Tung, a world-renowned mathematician and a Fields Medalist, HLMA is a biennial acclaimed mathematics research competition established in Hong Kong in 2004 to empower Hong Kong secondary school students to realize their creative potential in mathematics and sciences. This year, HLMA is co-organized by HKUST and is now open for registration.

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IAS Si Yuan Professor Gunther UHLMANN Wins the 2021 Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics
4 Dec 2020
Prof. Gunther UHLMANN, IAS Si Yuan Professor and Chair Professor of Mathematics, has been awarded the 2021 AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics for “his fundamental and insightful contributions to inverse problems and partial differential equations, as well as for his incisive work on boundary rigidity, microlocal analysis and cloaking.”

The prize was established in 1967 in honor of Prof. George David BIRKHOFF, an American mathematician who formulated the ergodic theorem. Jointly awarded by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) every three years, the honor recognizes scholars who have outstanding contributions to applied mathematics.

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The Latest Issue of IAS Newsletter Released
1 Dec 2020
The HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is committed to providing a knowledge hub to nurture talents in driving scientific discovery. The IAS Newsletter shares the latest stories of our people and work.

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IAS Senior Fellow Prof. LAU Kei May Becomes the First-Ever Woman Recipient of J. J. Thomson Medal for Electronics
6 Nov 2020
Congratulations to IAS Senior Fellow Prof. LAU Kei May, Chair Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering, for being the first female winner of the J. J. Thomson Medal for Electronics awarded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for “her fundamental work in compound semiconductor materials and device physics.”

The J. J. Thomson Medal for Electronics, awarded to engineers who have been making significant contributions to the field of electronic engineering, is one of the prestige medals awarded by IET. It is named after Sir Joseph John THOMSON, a British physicist and 1906 Nobel Laureate in Physics.


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IAS Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture YAN Lianke Awarded the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature
30 Oct 2020
Prof. YAN Lianke, IAS Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture and Chair Professor of Humanities at HKUST, is the recipient of the 2021 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature awarded by the Institute for US-China Issues of the University of Oklahoma in recognition for his “lifelong contributions to world letters”. This biennial award, conferred wholly on the basis of literary merit, aims to honor outstanding achievement in prose or poetry that best captures the human condition. The 2021 award ceremony and online symposium will be held next March. Some previous Chinese winners include MO Yan (莫言), Xi Xi (西西), and HAN Shaogong (韓少功).

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