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Peking University lecture info (May 23, 2011)

MAY . 24 2011

>>Repercussions in Reality of French Revolution

Speaker: Prof. Jean-Pierre Jessenne, l'Université de Lille III

Venue: Room 108, Building of Department of History

Date: May 23, 2011 (Monday)

Time: 15:00-17:00


>>RMB Exchange Rate and China’s Transition of Economic Structure

Speaker: Zhang Bin

Venue: Room302, School of Economics

Date: May 24, 2011 (Tuesday)

Time: 15:00-17:00

Intro: Zhang Bin: member of Institute of World Economics & Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Visiting scholar of Harvard’s Center for International Development (CID), August 2006-July 2007, Member of Globalization and Development Program, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Research area: macro-economy, international finance


>>Crisis and Breakthrough of China’s Rule of Law

Speaker: Prof. Jiang Ping, a well-known jurist, Lifetime Professor Emeritus at China University of Political Science and Law

Venue: Lecture Hall of Leo KoGuan Building

Date: May 23, 2011 (Monday)

Time: 19:00-21:00

Intro: Moderator: Prof. Zhang Qianfan, PKU Law School

Commentator: Liang Zhiping, director of Hongfan Legal and Economic Studies           

Prof. He Weifang, PKU Law School


>> The Frontiers of Fundamental Physics by Nobel Laureate in Physics

Speaker: Dr. David J. Gross

Venue: Sunny Hall, Yingjie Exchange Center

Date: June 7, 2011 (Tuesday)

Time: 14:00-16:00

Intro: Professor David Gross won the 2004 Nobel Prize in physics (shared with with H. David Politzer and Frank Wilczek.). According to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, their “discovery was expressed in 1973 in an elegant mathematical framework that led to a completely new theory, Quantum ChromoDynamics”.

David Gross joined the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara in January 1997. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1966 and then was a Junior Fellow at Harvard. In 1969 he went to Princeton where he was appointed Professor of Physics in 1972, and later Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics, and Thomas Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics.

Dr. Gross was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow (1970-74), was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1974, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1985, Member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1986 and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1987.

He is the recipient of the J. J. Sakurai Prize of the American Physical Society in 1986, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Prize in 1987, the Dirac Medal in 1988, the Oscar Klein Medal in 2000 and the Harvey Prize of the Technion in 2000. He has received two honorary degrees.
In this talk, Dr. Gross will discuss the open questions that define the frontiers of fundamental physics. The questions range from cosmology (What is the origin of the Universe?), to elementary particle physics (How do the forces of nature unify?), to condensed matter physics (How to construct a quantum computer?), to Biophysics (What is the nature of Consciousness?).



Written by: Cao Yixing

Edited by: Chen Miaojuan

Source: PKU Lecture Hall