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Hefei Institutes of Physical Science officially inaugurated

May 29, 2003     Email"> PrintText Size

CAS President Lu Yongxiang (left) and Vice Governor of the Anhui Province Zhang Ping attended the ceremony.

    The nameplate for the CAS Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HIPS) was officially unveiled on May 27 in Hefei, capital of south China's Anhui Province. CAS President Lu Yongxiang and Vice Governor of the Anhui Province Zhang Ping attended the ceremony.

    Established on the basis of former CAS Hefei Branch in December 2001, HIPS is made up of four research institutes, namely, Institute of Solid State Physics, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Institute of Plasma Physics and Hefei Institute of Intelligent Machines.

    Headed by Prof. Xie Jikang, an expert in plasma physics and control nuclear fusion research, HIPS aims at the following eight directions: plasma physics and magnetic confinement fusion; atmosphere optics; nano-science & material physics; environmental optics & monitoring; high magnet field science & technology; ion-beam bioengineering; laser application technology; and cryogenic& super conduct magnet  technology.

    Right now HIPS has a staff of about 2,000, among whom 1,000 are scientists and technicians. It also has 680 graduate students, post-doc and visiting scholars, some of whom come from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan or abroad.

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