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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Institute for Advanced Study

Works: 949 works in 954 publications in 3 languages and 965 library holdings
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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
Optical biosensing : interdisciplinary research between photonics, nanotechnology and biological sciences by Aaron H. P Ho( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hopes For The Future by Chen Ning Yang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening address of the IAS Inaugural Symposium "Mapping Frontiers of Science" by Paul Chu and a talk entitled "Hopes for the future" by Yang Chen Ning
New paradigms in invariant theory 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, especially commutative algebra. This continues today, especially with the use of toric deformation to understand the structure of rings arising in invariant theory and representation theory. This talk reviews the general notion of toric deformation and some of its applications in invariant theory. Special attention will be given to the class of Hibi rings. These rings have a particularly elegant theory, with strong connections to combinatorics, and they encompass many of the rings that appear in key applications of toric deformation
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

In the talk, Prof Tang talked about the path of the development of light emitting diode (OLED) technology from early discovery to commercialization, and the distinctness of OLED technology from the traditional LED technology. He also shared with the audience his valuable thoughts and insights into the potential applications of OLED
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
The changing dynamics of the world : [discussion 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
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

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

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

The second quantum revolution : a unification of matter and information by Xiao-Gang Wen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Physics, in particular, condensed matter physics, is a very old field. Many people are thinking that the exciting time of physics has passed, and we enter the beginning of the end of physics. The only important thing in physics is its engineering applications. However, the speaker feels that the scientists only see the end of the beginning. The exciting time is still ahead. In particular, now is a very exciting time in physics, like 1900 - 1930. The scientists are seeing/making the second quantum revolution which unifies information, matter and geometry. In this lecture, the speaker describes the previous four revolutions in physics: mechanical revolution, electromagnetic revolution, general relativity revolution, and quantum revolution, as well as the fifth revolution (i.e., the second quantum revolution) which unify matter and information. Each revolution unifies seemingly unrelated phenomena. Each revolution requires new mathematics to describe the new theory. Each revolution changes our view of the world
Quantum computation at Microsoft by Leo P Kouwenhoven( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Quantum mechanics is a fantastic resource for computing, both at software and hardware levels. The classical control of a large quantum system reminds us of the classical - quantum crossover. Avoiding decoherence requires near-perfect border control and error correction. The better the individual qubit building block, the less difficult it becomes to create large scale computing systems. At Microsoft Research, the speaker investigates the entire stack of a quantum computing system. He focuses on realizing stable building blocks with intrinsic insensitivity to noise. He uses topology as a mechanism to protect quantum information against decoherence. In particular, he pursues Majorana zero-modes as topologically protected qubits
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
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
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
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
Predators-prey model with competition, the emergence of packs and territoriality by H Berestycki( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this lecture, meant for a non-specialized audience, the speaker discusses equations representing the dynamics of ecological populations and their spatial distribution. The speaker reports on a series of works about systems of predators interacting with a single prey. This system is related to models arising in multiphase Bose-Einstein condensates particle annihilations or spatially distributed chemical reactions. He analyzes the situation of predators like wolves that can divide up into several hostile packs. The questions are to understand the conditions under which predators segregate into packs, whether there is an advantage to have such hostile packs, and to compare the various territory configurations that arise in this context. Mathematically, he focuses on the analysis of stationary states, stability issues, and the asymptotic of the system when the competition parameter becomes unbounded
Theory and simulation of biomolecular systems : surmounting the challenge of bridging the scales by Gregory A Voth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A multiscale theoretical and computational methodology will be presented for studying biomolecular systems across multiple length and time scales. The approach provides a systematic connection between all-atom molecular dynamics, coarse-grained modeling, and mesoscopic phenomena. At the heart of the approach is a method for deriving coarse-grained models from protein structures and their underlying molecular-scale interactions. A critical component of the modeling is also its connection to experimental structural data such as cryo-EM or x-ray, thus making it "hybrid" in its character. Recent applications of the overall multiscale approach to describe protein-mediated membrane remodeling as well as large multi-protein complexes such as actin filaments and the HIV-1 virion will be presented
Soil : an ambiguous material by Malcolm Bolton( Visual )

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

Soil is a multiphase granular material that can behave like a frictional solid or a fluid, depending partly on its inherent character and partly on its circumstances. The science of soil mechanics has to encompass all these possibilities. But "circumstances" include the uses to which the soil is put, and this takes us from science into engineering, and specifically into geotechnical engineering. It might alternatively take us into soil science and thence into agriculture or ecology. On the boundaries between these material conditions and technological goals there are both scientific challenges to understanding soil behavior and challenges in the selection of robust engineering solutions capable of bridging the remaining uncertainties. In this lecture, two applications are explored: the engineering of slopes to counter rain-induced flowslides, and the design of hot oil pipelines that will squirm around on the ocean floor but which must not rupture
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
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
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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


Institute for Advanced Study at HKUST

Xianggang ke ji da xue gao deng yan jiu yuan