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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Institute for Advanced Study

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Works: 852 works in 857 publications in 3 languages and 857 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Filmed lectures  Filmed panel discussions  Anecdotes  History 
Classifications: HC59.7,
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Most widely held works about Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
 
Most widely held works by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
New paradigms in invariant theory : the Littlewood-Richardson rule by Roger Howe( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its beginnings in the early 19th century, invariant theory has provided impetus for advances in algebra. This influence continues today. The idea of toric deformation has been especially fruitful for enhancing understanding of invariant theory and its cousin, representation theory. In this talk, Prof Howe explains how tools developed for toric deformation allow one to reinterpret and work flexibly with combinatorial objects that were originally constructed in a somewhat ad hoc manner for purposes of representation theory. The power of these ideas is illustrated via a discussion of the the Littlewood-Richardson Rule, a central result of representation theory, with applications to analysis of combined systems (analogous to the multiple q-bit systems of quantum information theory)
IAS symposium on activated sludge : past and next 100 years : concluding session( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Multiple languages and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution of the next-generation display technology by Ching W Tang( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has taken nearly three decades for the organic light emitting diode (OLED) to emerge from a laboratory curiosity to a premier technology with the potential to revolutionize the display industry and to enable new electronic products. From the inventor's viewpoint, Prof Tang will trace the development of OLED from the early discovery to recent commercialization. He will present an outlook of OLED as well as the challenges as it is poised to become the next-generation display technology
Inverse problems and Harry Potter's cloak by Gunther Uhlmann( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first part of the lecture Prof Uhlmann will describe how to make invisible objects visible, that is to how make an image of the inside of an object by making measurements on the outside. In the second part of the talk Prof Uhlmann will describe how to make visible objects invisible, in particular how to build a coat of invisibility a la Harry Potter
The changing dynamics of the world : [presentation session] by Jim O'Neill( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr O'Neill focuses on the changing dynamics of the world economy and the rapid rise of the importance of the BRIC nations. He suggests that, contrary to much pessimism, their involvement will lead to great global prosperity for all, not just themselves. Talking about the rise of the 'Growth Markets', including the four BRICs and four of the so-called Next 11, Dr O'Neill shares his views on how they will be influencing the world economy this decade. Their combined GDP will increase by about double that of the US and Europe together, and therefore this is the key issue for the world economy, not the US credit rating nor the challenges of EMU
Wen xue shi shang huai de lü xing by Zijian Chi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Realizing the Pfaffian quantum hall state with cold atom magic by Tin-Lun Ho( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Pfaffian quantum Hall state is a p-wave BCS state of composite fermions, and is known to have Majorana fermion excitations. It has a bosonic analog in fast rotating Bose gas. The achievement of bosonic Quantum Hall State is difficult because of the strong competition of Bose-condensation. Here, we show that a natural and practical way to generate the bosonsic Laughlin state, Pfaffian state, and various non-abelian quantum Hall states using is a novel version of "BEC-BCS crossover" captured by some remarkable algebraic identifies
Interdisciplinary research at the Insititute for Pure and Applied Mathematics by Russel Caflisch( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Professor Russel Caflisch talks about interdisciplinary research at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at UCLA
Neuro-inspired design : research on animal locomotion that inspires novel robotic designs by Thomas Louis Daniel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Finding new physical principles and new state of matter with ultracold atoms by Tin-Lun Ho( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is an extraordinary time in the research of ultra-cold atoms. The developments in the last decade have led to a whole host of inventions of unparalleled capabilities to shape and to explore the atomic world. These led to the great optimism and hence an intense worldwide interests in using cold atoms to simulate some of the most fascinating quantum state of matter that are difficult to realize in solid state materials. In this talk, the speaker will discuss some of the major activities in the field, the great challenges the researchers face, and the exciting prospect of uncovering new physical principles using cold atoms
A century of activated sludge : advances in modeling by G. A Ekama( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Part of the Global Experience-I session of the IAS Symposium on Activated Sludge
Introduction to bio-inspired engineering : definition, history, contemporary issues, and future directions by Hao Liu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bio-inspired engineering seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies. This new big engineering combines the disciplines of biology and technology or other field of innovation with the goal of solving practical problems through the abstraction, transfer, and application of knowledge gained from biological systems. Bio-inspired flight system presents one of the sophisticated and exciting ventures in biomimetics, integrating different aspects cross biology, computing, mechanical, and aeronautical engineering, which offers promises to design smart and multi-functional autonomous systems and robots for many great engineering applications
Interaction between synaptic plasticity and network dynamics by Guo-Qiang Bi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Synaptic plasticity is believed to serves as a cellular substrate of learning and memory. However, it is unclear how specific forms of synaptic plasticity shape different aspects of network dynamics, and conversely, how network dynamics influence synaptic plasticity. Using cultured networks of hippocampal neurons as a model system, we found that repeated stimulation of single neurons could drive the emergence of quasi-rhythmic bursting activity in the network with conserved spatiotemporal patterns. The emergence of reverberation required functional NMDA receptors and was accompanied by increases in reverberation duration and overall synaptic strength, indicating a positive feedback loop between synaptic potentiation and network reverberation as proposed by Hebb. Intriguingly, both increases quickly stopped soon after the reverberation emerged, suggesting a negative feedback mechanism. However, in networks that had experienced chronic inactivation, this negative feedback was ineffective. These results begin to reveal the multifaceted interaction between synaptic plasticity and network dynamics that may underlie the self-organization of functional neural circuit
Topological insulators of bosons by Senthil Todadri( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The speaker describes physical properties and realizations of examples of Symmetry Protected Topological insulating phases of bosons. These phases generalize the concept of topological insulators to interacting bosons or fermions. First, discuss the possibility of an Integer Quantum Hall Effect for a system of interacting bosons as a very useful example of this kind of phase, then describe the properties of three dimensional time reversal symmetric topological insulators of bosons. Different characterizations of these 3d bosonic topological insulators will be discussed, for instance, their quantized magnetoelectric effect and protected surface states. The speaker points out interesting connections of the theory of these surface states with deconfined quantum criticality and other phenomena familiar from 2d quantum magnetism. The surface may also be in a gapped symmetry preserving phase but must then have surface topological order. Symmetries are realized in this surface topological ordered phase in a manner not possible in a strictly two dimensional system with a local realization of symmetry
Rational design of vaccines against mutable pathogens : HIV as a case study by Arup Chakraborty( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Infectious pathogens have plagued humanity since antiquity. Vaccines have successfully combated, and even eradicated, many such pathogens. Indeed, no medical procedure has saved more lives than vaccination. But, today pathogens have evolved and have defied successful vaccination using the paradigms pioneered by Jenner and Pasteur. Many of these infectious agents are highly mutable or present themselves in different guises. HIV is a prominent example. What is required to combat such scourges on the planet is rational, rather than empirical, design of vaccines based on obtaining and harnessing a mechanistic understanding of the pertinent immunology and virology. In this lecture, the speaker describes mechanistic studies aimed toward rational design of effective vaccines against such highly mutable pathogens. Specifically, he will focus on how approaches rooted in statistical physics (e.g., Hopfield models, Feynman path integrals, frustration, computer simulations) can complement in vitro experiments and clinical studies to shed light on basic biological mechanisms, knowledge that can then be harnessed to guide vaccine design. The example he will use to illustrate concepts is T cell and antibody immune response to, and virology of, HIV
Introduction to bio-inspired engineering : gliding, soaring, hovering, powered flapping flight, and scaling law by Hao Liu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Using light to do things that light is not supposed to do by Che Ting Chan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the TV/movie Star Trek, the starship Enterprise can pull an object without touching it using a "tractor beam". Can light be used as a tractor beam? Not so, according to Physics textbooks. Textbook teaches us that when light illuminates an object, the photons (particles of light) bounce back and the recoil pushes the object away. This allows light to push an object, but it cannot pull. But the speaker will show that under some special circumstances, light can indeed pull and thus the science fiction notion of "tractor beam" can be realized in some situations. The speaker will also show that in addition to push and pull, light can also guide an object to go sideways and clockwise rotating polarized light and make an object to turn counterclockwise
Artificial intelligence meets GO World Champion : understanding, reflection and implications by Qiang Yang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The game of the century between Google DeepMind's AlphaGo and the World GO Champion Lee Sedol has captured major headlines. This million dollar game is between an Artificial Intelligence powered computer software named AlphaGo and one of the world’s most famous GO Champions Lee Sedol. What is Artificial Intelligence? How does AlphaGo compare with the achievements of IBM's Deep Blue and Watson in importance? What is behind AlphaGo's algorithm? What does this game’s outcome mean to the future of human kind? In this talk, the speaker will explain in layman’s terms for us to gain a better understanding of the technology and beyond
Fluctuations effects in soft matter by Wokyung Sung( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Aiming to enhance regional academic research exchanges and collaborations and promote interactions among research graduate students and postdocs, the first session of the seminar series is started by Prof Wokyung Sung from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea, with 2 additional talks by postdocs from POSTECH and HKUST, Kim Won Kyu and Wu Congmin
Spin seebeck effect in a variety of magnetic systems by S Maekawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When metals and semiconductors are placed in a temperature gradient, the electric voltage is generated. This mechanism to convert heat into electricity, the so-called Seebeck effect, has attracted much attention as the mechanism for utilizing wasted heat energy. Ferromagnetic insulators are good conductors of spin current, i.e., the flow of electron spins. When they are placed in a temperature gradient, generated are spin current and the spin voltage, i.e., spin accumulation. Once the spin voltage is converted into the electric voltage by the inverse spin Hall effect in attached metal films, the electric voltage is obtained from heat energy. This is called the spin Seebeck effect (SSE). Here, the speaker presents the linear-response theory of SSE based on the fluctuation-dissipation theorem and discuss about SSE in a variety of the magnetic devices
 
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Alternative Names
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Gao deng yan jiu yuan

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 高等研究院

IAS

Institute for Advanced Study at HKUST

Xianggang ke ji da xue gao deng yan jiu yuan

香港科技大學高等研究院

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