Shanghai mayor meets Nobel Prize laureate Samuel Chao Chung Ting
Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong met Samuel Chao Chung Ting, a Chinese-American Nobel Prize laureate for physics and other famous scholars at Fudan University Innovation Forum and a Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award ceremony on Saturday.
Ying said Shanghai is working hard to build the framework of its technology and innovation center by 2020, and bring into play the center’s core functions by 2030. So, Shanghai needs constructive advices and proposals from the top scientists around the world.
In the meantime, Shanghai is also building the Zhangjiang Comprehensive National Science Center, Ying added. The key to build the center lies in talents, so Shanghai has introduced a series of preferential policies to attract domestic and international talents.
Shanghai welcomes the Nobel Prize laureates and other scientists to come to Shanghai and have academic exchanges and cooperation in scientific researches, Ying said.
Ting congratulated Shanghai on its achievements in recent years. He said he is willing to cooperate with Shanghai’s scientific research institutes, and make contributions to the construction of the technology and innovation center.
Klaus von Klitzing, Nobel Prize laureate for physics in 1985; Rainer Weiss, Nobel Prize laureate for physics in 2017 and professor emeritus of physic at MIT; Kip Thorne, Nobel Prize laureate for physics in 2017 and professor of theoretical physics at the California Institute of Technology; and Barry Clark Barish, Nobel Prize laureate for physics in 2017 and professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology briefed the forum on their respective fields of study, and showed their willingness to work with Shanghai’s universities and research institutes, and to have more international exchanges and cooperation.
Jiao Yang, Party secretary of Fudan University and Xu Ningsheng, president of Fudan University, also attended the meeting.