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2008 Winners of the Award for International Scientific Cooperation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

 Prof. Arima Akito

Prof. Arima Akito, President of the Japan Science Foundation, is a world famous theoretical physicist and influential public figure. Prof. Arima proposed the Interacting Boson Model, a foundational part of the theory of atomic nucleus structure, for which he was nominated as a Nobel Prize candidate for physics in 1984 and 1985. Prof. Arima has shown great concern for the development of Major Scientific Facilities of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Since the 1980s, he has paid many visits to and delivered lectures in universities and research institutions in China, including the Institute of Modern Physics (IMP), the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), and Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics.  

Prof. Arima sponsored several training and advanced study tours to Japan for engineering and management personnel from IMP, and sent Japanese experts to provide guidance for the up-grading, reform and engineering work of HIRFL during the pre-feasibility study and project implementation period of HIRFL-CSR. This effectively developed and strengthened the ability of young Chinese scientists to participate in major scientific initiatives. During his terms of office as the President of the University of Tokyo, President of RIKEN, Minister of Science and Technology of Japan, and Minister of MEXT, Prof. Arima promoted substantial exchanges and comprehensive cooperation between the University of Tokyo, Japanese national research institutions and CAS. This has subsequently helped with the exchange of science and technology personnel and cooperation on jointly sponsored projects between the two countries. Since the beginning of this century, Prof. Arima has played a major role in promoting high level interactions for strategic development of science and technology between the two countries.  


 Prof. Yuen-Ron Shen  

Dr. Yuen-Ron Shen is Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. He is currently a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Academia Sinica in Taipei, and a foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has been devoted to research in the fields of nonlinear optics, laser spectroscopy, surface science and condensed matter physics for many years.  

He is a pioneer in the research fields of nonlinear optics in liquid crystals and surfaces. He has also made outstanding achievements in the study of optical nonlinearity in plasmas, multiphoton dissociation of molecules, and laser spectroscopy of atoms and molecules. His prolific academic publications are of international reputation and have received a number of international awards. On Shen’s initiative, the National Laser Physics Workshop has been held biennially in China for 30 years since its inception in Qingdao in 1980, with a total of 14 workshops having taken place. In the academic tradition of the Gordon Research Conferences, it features in-depth discussion and interaction while encouraging criticism and comment.  

Dr. Shen has attended every meeting and presided over the discussions. He is always warmly welcomed and highly commended by the participants, especially by young scholars. This workshop has played a significant role in promoting awareness of cutting-edge research from around the world, in advancing the development of laser physics, and in training talented scientists in this field in China. His efforts have helped to push forward their research in optical physics and related disciplines, and have significantly raised the standards of research and strengthened the influence of China in this field. 



Prof. Michel Che  

Dr. Michel Che is a chair professor of Universite Pierre et Marie Curie. He is a former President of Europacat and the International Association of Catalysis Societies. He has dedicated himself to promoting academic interaction and exchange between France and China since the beginning of the1980s. He has been appointed as a visiting professor by many universities and institutes in China. With his help, many outstanding achievements have been made within the Chinese Academy of Sciences in research on catalyst preparation, catalyst characterization and catalytic theory as a result of international collaboration over the last three decades. Prof. Michel Che is one of the pioneers who helped to build up the China-France Joint Laboratory on Catalysis between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). The joint laboratory is already recognized world-wide as a leading research center.  

Prof. Michel Che was the first foreign scientist to be appointed as Director of the Academic Committee of the State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in 2006. He has been greatly appreciated by the catalysis community in China for his enormous contribution to the development of catalysis science and technology in China. 

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