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A Seminar on the Establishment of the Center for Advanced Spectroscopy held

DEC . 05 2017
Peking University, Nov. 26, 2017: On November 24, 2017, a seminar revolving around the establishment of the center for advanced spectroscopy in Peking University was held in Room A205, Building of Chemistry, Peking University. The seminar was co-hosted by Disciplines Construction Office and College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering of PKU.

Hosted by Zhang Pingwen, director of Disciplines Construction Office, the seminar was attended by some prominent experts and professors. School leaders and officials were also present.

A series of topics were explored in the seminar as regards to the development of modern spectrum technology at home and abroad, potential opportunities for the technology as well as the feasibility and necessity of establishing a center for advanced spectroscopy in PKU.

According to a tentative plan, the center for advanced spectroscopy in PKU is intended to cultivate an international research team which would develop the cutting-edge spectrum and imaging technology, combine scientific research with instrument manufacture, and provide the most-advanced research methods for breakthrough in chemistry, materials science, bioscience, medical science and other relevant sciences. In addition, it is also expected to promote the crossing and integration between different subjects, to uplift the level of original research, and to train talents on high-tech instruments, of which the development and commercialization is also set on the center’s agenda.

During the seminar, President Lin Jianhua pointed out that it was an arduous task for PKU to promote part of its disciplines into the world-class level, as what is set forth in the “Double First-class” initiative. According to President Lin, in terms of discipline construction, the university’s top priority would be building up ranks of teachers, settling on a right orientation and establishing a platform where great talents could be gathered.

Experts presents at the seminar affirmed unreservedly the necessity and significance of establishing this center. They chorused that setting up the center is not only important for promoting research on physical and chemical sciences, but also significant for fostering talents on spectroscopy and developing self-made high-tech instruments. Moreover, the attendees also believed that the center to be established would be a great supplement to the existing research platforms in PKU, including bio-dynamic imaging center and the modern institute of optics in the university.

In the end, Vice President Gao Song delivered a concluding speech. He noted that apart from conducting prospective studies, the center for advanced spectroscopy in PKU was also expected to cultivate talents of related disciplines. Gao also called for scholastic organizations in PKU to seize the opportunity and to work out a discipline construction plan based on scientific planning as well as rigorous examinations so that the center could be a pioneering cross-over studying center.

Written by: Peng Dan
Edited by: Hu Rong