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IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Evelyn HU receives the 2021 IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal
10 May 2021
IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Evelyn HU, Tarr-Coyne Professor of Applied Physics and of Electrical Engineering at Harvard University, has been awarded the 2021 IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) for her “leadership in nanoscale science and engineering, and for seminal contributions at the intersection of semiconductor electronics and photonics”.

Established in 2006, the IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal is one of the highest IEEE awards given annually to recognize outstanding individuals with “groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering, or related fields”. The prize presentation was held during the 2021 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit and Honors Ceremony in May. In the summit, Prof. Hu had shared her experience and insights in the pursuit of advancement in material science and quantum computing in a virtual chat (Link).

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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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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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IAS Senior Visiting Fellows Conferred Honorary Doctorate by HKUST
13 Jul 2020
IAS conveys its heartiest congratulations to IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. John HARDY, Chair of Molecular Biology of Neurological Disease at University College London, and former IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Arup CHAKRABORTY, Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, Physics, and Chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for their conferment of honorary doctorates (Doctor of Science honoris causa and Doctor of Engineering honoris causa respectively) by HKUST in recognition of their distinguished research achievements.

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