International Symposium: "Looking to the next 100 years in Physics and its impact on Engineering, Life Sciences & Technology: Featuring the Asian Perspective"
Symposium highlights the growing role of Asian contribution to advances in Physics as well as to looks forward and assess the role of Physics in Engineering, Life Sciences and Technology in the next 100 years.
EVENT: International Symposium
"Looking to the next 100 years in Physics and its impact on Engineering, Life Sciences & Technology: Featuring the Asian Perspective"
The mission of this symposium is to highlight the growing role of Asian contribution to advances in Physics as well as to look forward and assess the role of Physics in Engineering, Life Sciences and Technology in the next 100 years.
The United Nations General Assembly has declared the year 2005 as the International Year of Physics. This year also coincides with the 100th year anniversary of the seminal papers of Einstein. Thus, it is a good timing to assess the increasing role by Asians in physics research, and look to the ground breaking contributions Asians can make in the next 100 years.
This conference will be hold from Wednesday-Friday, 10-12 August 2005, with plenary sessions (including an educational forum):
- Frontiers of Physisc: An Overview & Outlook
- Educating the next generation
- Reaching out to public
Conference is open to researchers and students in engineering, life sciences and physical sciences from the region, including ASEAN, India, Pakistan, China, Japan, Korea, HK, and Taiwan.
Below are some invited speakers and fields of interest:
Fields of Physics with potential impact on engineering:
Observation of Quantum Phenomena Using Electrons
Hitachi Fellow, Hitachi Advanced Research Laboratory
Sankar Das Sarma
Distinguished University Professor & Director Condensed Matter Theory Center, University of Maryland
Modern photoemission as an Advanced Tool for Complex Materials
Prof of Physics & Applied Physics, Stanford University
Spectroscopy, Energetics, and Reaction Dynamics by High-Resolution
Photoionization and Photoelectron Methods
Distinguished Prof, Chemistry, U California, Davis, CA
Molecular Nanostructure Engineering by photochemical reaction on solid surface
Hirschmann-Makineni Professor of Chemistr, U Pennsylvania
Nano Science and Technology: Small is Beautiful
Tien T. Tsong
Distinguished Chair, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei
Fields of Physics with impact on Life Sciences:
NMR Studies "Imaging Beyond the Light: From Molecules to Meters in Physics,
Materials and Biomedicine"
Glenn T. Seaborg Professor of Chemistry, University of California,Berkeley and Senior Scientist, E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Study of Protein Folding with NMR
Iain D. Campbell
FRSProf of Structural Biology, Dept Biochemistry, Oxford University
Fields of Physics that continue to attract public attention:
Einstein's Biggest Blunder: A Cosmic Mystery
Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics, Professor of Astronomy, Physics Department Case Western Reserve University
Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe
The Australian Center of Astrobiology
Fields of Physics with impact on future Technology:
Leigh Trapnell Professor of Quantum Physics, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
Reaching out to the next generation:
What the Asian Physics Community is doing
Mau-Kuen Wu, Chairman, National Science Council, Taiwan
Kenneth Young, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Chinese U of HK
Other regional educators
Each plenary session will also provide a forum for speakers from the region to highlight research in Asia.
This conference is jointly organized by:
Nanyang Technological University
National University of Singapore
It is sponsored by:
Science & Engineering Research Council
Institute of Physics, Singapore
Singapore National Academy of Science