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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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Biotherapeutics Company co-founded by IAS Senior Visiting Fellow received government funding for a project which could lead to breakthroughs in disease treatment
24 Mar 2020
Together with HKUST, Pangu BioPharma, a Hong Kong subsidiary of the biotherapeutics company aTyr Pharma, Inc. co-founded by IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Paul SCHIMMEL, has been awarded a grant by the HKSAR’s Innovation and Technology Commission under the Partnership Research Program. The two-year project is to build a high-throughput platform for the development of bi-specific antibodies targeting Neuropilin-2, which has the potential to become a new class of therapies for the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases. Prof. Mingjie ZHANG, IAS Senior Fellow, Chair Professor of the Division of Life Science and Kerry Holdings Professor of Science, will join hands with researchers at the IAS HKUST - Scripps R&D Lab to participate in this project.

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IAS Senior Fellow Prof. ZHAO Tianshou Elected to Chinese Academy of Sciences
22 Nov 2019
IAS Senior Fellow Prof. Tianshou ZHAO, Cheong Ying Chan Professor of Engineering and Environment, Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Director of HKUST Energy Institute at HKUST, is one of the two Hong Kong scholars who have recently been elected Members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences this year. Prof. Zhao is widely recognized for his intellectual range and accomplishments in the areas of fuel cells, advanced batteries, multi-scale multiphase heat and mass transport with electrochemical reactions, and computational modeling.

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