【Master Forum】Future Challenges for Science: Cosmology, Basic Particles and Quantum World
You are cordially invited to Master Forum delivered by Prof. Xiangdong Ji from 4:15-5:30pm on April 24, 2019.
Topic: Future Challenges for Science：Cosmology, Basic Particles and Quantum World
Speaker: Xiangdong Ji, Hong-Wen Professor of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Venue: Governing Board Meeting Room, Dao Yuan Building
Professor Xiangdong Ji is Hong-Wen Professor of Physics of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fellow of the American Physical Society and member of the Science Committee of the Future Science Prize.
Professor Xiangdong Ji received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Drexel University in 1987. From 1987 to 1991, he received postdoctoral degrees from the University of California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served as Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1991 to 1996. He joined the University of Maryland in 2000 as a Tenured Professor as well as Distinguished University Professor, and was named of The Recruitment Program for Innovative Talents in 2009.
Professor Ji's early research mainly focused on the internal structure of protons and neutrons, proposing and verifying generalized patron distributions and deeply virtual Compton scattering. While continuing the theoretical study of strong interactions, Prof.Ji started to lead the PandaX Program of the China Jinping Underground Laboratory. PandaX was a dark matter direct detection experiment featuring the most sensitive WIMP searches in 2016 and 2017, which was elected as "Highlights of the Year" by American Physical Society (APS) in 2017.
Professor Ji is a recipient of influential awards from home and abroad，including the 2014 Humboldt Foundation Research Awardin，2015 Outstanding Nuclear Physicist Award of Jefferson Science Associates. In 2016, he was awarded the First Prize in Natural Science Award by the Ministry of Education in China and the Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics.
The rise of science has greatly promoted human civilization and progress. In a special collection of articles published in 2005, Science Magazine explored the most compelling puzzles and questions facing scientists and the future of mankind in the 21st century. The three questions that top the list are as follows: What is the universe made of? Can the laws of physics be unified? Do deeper principles underlie quantum uncertainty and nonlocality？In this Master Forum, the speaker will discuss the origins and challenges of these issues and explore their impact on the future of mankind.