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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Institute for Advanced Study

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Works: 806 works in 813 publications in 2 languages and 813 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
A geometer explores the nucleus by Michael Francis Atiyah( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About 75 years ago Tony Skyrme proposed a non-linear model for the classical proton/neutron. In modern parlance these 'skyrmions' are solitons and they have considerable mathematical and physical interest. I will survey the history and current activity in the field, which is mainly due to Nick Manton and his collaborators
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

After his presentation, Dr O'Neill talks with HKUST president Tony Chan and audiences on the topics of China economy and the crisis in the Euro zone
New frontiers in science( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Session C of the IAS Inaugural Symposium "Mapping Frontiers of Science" entitled "New frontiers in science."
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
Seminars on Congruent Problem by Shouwu Zhang( Visual )

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

In this talk, the speaker will first discuss the relation between the congruent number problem and elliptic curves y2 = x3 - x. A solution assuming the BSD conjecture will be described
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)
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

The first part of the lecture is on inverse problems. These arise in all fields of sciences and technology where causes for a desired or observed effect are to be determined. By solving an inverse problem is in fact how we obtain a large part of our information about the world. An example is human vision: from the measurements of scattered light that reaches our retinas, our brains construct a detailed three-dimensional map of the world around us. We know about the interior structure of the Earth by using the information provided by earthquakes, the structure of DNA from solving inverse X-ray diffraction problems, and the structure of the atom and its constituents from studying the scattering when materials are bombarded with particles. Medical imaging is also a fertile area of application of inverse problems including CT scans, ultrasound, MRI, and several other imaging methods. The second part of the lecture is on the opposite looking topic: making objects invisible. Invisibility has been a subject of human fascination for millennia, from the Greek legend of Perseus versus Medusa to the more recent The Invisible Man, The Invisible Woman, Star Trek and Harry Potter, among many others. Over the years, there have been occasional scientific prescriptions for invisibility in various settings but the route to cloaking that has received the most attention has been transformation optics. To achieve invisibility one can design materials that would steer light around a hidden region, returning it to its original path on the far side. The speaker will describe the ideas behind transformation optics
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
On the singularity structure of maximally supersymmetric scattering amplitudes by Jaroslav Trnka( 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
The secret lives of enzymes by K. Barry Sharpless( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Prof. Sharpless discusses the secret lives of enzymes and shares his recent research on the topic of click chemistry, a set of powerful and selective reactions for the rapid synthesis of new compounds
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
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
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
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

Pinholes meet Fabry-Pérot perfect and imperfect transmission of waves through small apertures by R Merlin( )

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

It has been known for a long time that small holes, of dimensions [lota], are ill suited for transmitting electromagnetic, acoustic or other disturbances of wavelength [lambda]. The normalized transmittance, T[subscript N], i.e., the ratio between the power transmitted and that incident upon the hole, is ~ ([lota] / [lambda])[superscript 4]. More recently, Ebbesen et al. [Nature 391, 667 (1998)] showed that periodic arrays of small apertures in a metallic film can lead to an extraordinary enhancement of the optical transmission. This important discovery has led to numerous ideas for applications in areas such as sensing, near-field microscopy and light harvesting, that can benefit from the concurrent enhancement of the electric field in the vicinity of the apertures
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
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
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
Social networks and digital phenotyping by Jukka-Pekka Onnela( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Research in the speaker's lab focuses on statistical network science and digital phenotyping. Applications of the former field to social networks have benefitted from the ubiquity of cell phones, whereas the latter field has been enabled by smartphones. The speaker will talk about some of their work that uses anonymized cell phone call records to investigate the structure of large-scale social networks and to study population dynamics at a massive gathering involving millions of people. The group has coined the term digital phenotyping to refer to the moment-by-moment quantification of the individual-level human phenotype, in situ, using data from digital devices. Using a dedicated smartphone application, the group collects active data (surveys, voice samples, etc.) and passive data (spatial location, social engagement, etc.) from consenting subjects and analyzes them using tools of statistical learning. The speaker will discuss some of their early results in this area, discuss the connection to social networks, and conjecture about the potential of digital phenotyping for the study of health in the near future
 
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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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