Book Exhibition and Library Speech: Connecting Great Minds

Connecting Great Minds

Book Exhibition & Library Speech

Exhibition Info of World ScientificBooks

 

Library Speech

The Library will host THREE speeches from April 1 to April 8.

Each of the speeches will focus on a subject of a School (SME/SSE/HSS) that matches the THEME, Connecting Great Minds.

1. China's Economic Impact on Sino-U.S. Relations

China's Economic Impact on Sino-U.S. Relations

Introduction

With the rapid increase in China's overseas investment and trade, China's global economic clout is increasing by the day. Chinese investment projects around the world, from railways in Africa and dams in Latin America to the acquisition of landmark buildings in the US, look to alter global patterns of influence and power. How would other countries react to China's rising international influence? How will the incumbent neo-imperialist power, the US, deal with and coexist with an emergent China?

In this lecture, Toh Han-Shih will interest readers who wish to understand the economic impact of China, such as the Belt and Road Project on various countries, its place on the world stage as well as the geopolitical implications for all in the 21st century.

 

About Speaker

Toh Han Shih is a Singaporean writer who has been living in Hong Kong since 2003. He is currently senior reporter at Finance Asia, a financial publication under Haymarket Media, a UK media firm. Before that he was Senior Asia Correspondent at MLex and a reporter at South China Morning Post for 10 years, where he reported on different aspects of business in greater China, including Chinese overseas investments, Chinese infrastructure projects around the world, trade, manufacturing, corruption and money laundering.

 

2. 浅谈牛顿力学和以太模型

浅谈牛顿力学和以太模型

简介

传统教科书上将牛顿力学写做关于“绝对时空观”下的物理学是有失之偏颇的。牛顿在《自然哲学的数学原理》(“Principia)和《光学》(Opticks)中提出了波粒二象性以及以太密度梯度下曲率空间重力理论的基本原理。本讲座将介绍教科书以外的一部分牛顿力学,以及相关的以太模型和量子力学的一些简史。

 

主讲人简介

朱熹博士于2006年从中国科学技术大学少年班学院和合肥微尺度物质科学国家实验室(筹)获得物理学学士学位,并于2011年在新加坡南洋理工大学获得材料建模领域的博士学位。他曾一直从事凝聚态物理领域的理论计算和实验现象的研究,主要内容包括低维纳米材料的化学键和激发态电子结构,贵金属冷焊现象和智慧材料。

 

3. 现实与幻想的复调——当代中国科幻的维度

现实与幻想的复调——当代中国科幻的维度

简介

从《三体》获得雨果奖到《流浪地球》成为现象级作品,中国科幻的热潮从海外又回归了国内。本讲座将追溯中国科幻从晚清到当代的发展脉络,呈现这一类型文学在中国落地生根的全景,在此基础上,聚焦当代科幻书写中现实与幻想的张力,探索科幻在本土语境下所承担的教育、娱乐、寓言与预言四重功能。

 

主讲人简介

范轶伦女士是八光分文化传播有限公司外文编辑,世界华人科普作家协会副秘书长。于香港中文大学文化研究系取得学士(一级荣誉)和哲学硕士学位,后赴加州大学河滨分校攻读“推想小说与科学文化”博士项目,主攻中国和拉美科幻,修毕博士学程课程。曾为《科幻世界》撰写科幻研究专栏,译作有《乌托邦之概念》等,短篇小说获得“未来科幻大师”奖,并被翻译成英文、意大利语,收录于牛津大学出版社的国际文凭大学预科课程教科书。目前主要负责中美科幻合作出版的《银河边缘》系列丛书。

 

Special gifts will be prepared for users who attend each speech session!  Due to the limited availability, only the first 30 attendants of each speech session will receive the gifts!   So mark your calendars and BE ON TIME!
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