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Tsinghua-Tohoku University Joint Multidisciplinary Workshop Held

Tsinghua-Tohoku University Joint Multidisciplinary Workshop Held


On Dec 21, 2017 President QIU Yong of Tsinghua met with a delegation from Tohoku University, Japan. The delegation included President Susumu SATOMI, Vice President Toshiya UEKI, Professor Hideo OHNO, Professor Motoko KOTANI and representatives from various Tohoku schools and departments.

President QIU welcomed the delegation’s visit to Tsinghua, and expressed the hope of continued success in the collaboration between the two universities. Tsinghua and Tohoku have an extensive history of cooperation, one which dates back to 1998, the year of the first cooperative agreement signed between the two schools.

During the meeting, the two universities conveyed the hope of strengthened cooperation, joint training of postgraduate students and cooperation research, and exchanged views on pathways to greater cooperation. Vice President XUE Qikun attended the meeting, along with representatives from Tsinghua’s Department of Physics, School of Materials Science and Engineering, the Office of Scientific R&D, and the Office of International Cooperation and Exchange.

Following the meeting, the two schools held a joint workshop in the reception hall of the Main Building. Tsinghua University Vice President Xue Qikun, Tohoku President SATOMI, Vice President UEKI, faculty and students from the two schools attended the workshop.

Professor Xue Qikun, Vice President of Tsinghua University expressed the hope that the joint workshop will lead to more in-depth academic exchanges, exploration and debate, and achieve influential results.

Professor Susumu SATOMI, President of Tohoku University conveyed the deep friendship between the two schools, which facilitates academic exchanges and mutual understanding. It is hoped that more students from Tsinghua University will study at Tohoku, and further strengthen the exchanges and cooperation between the two universities.

The Tsinghua-Tohoku Joint Workshop on Materials and Spintronic Sciences” consisted of two keynote speeches and twelve thematic presentations. Professor Hideo Ohno, Director of Tohoku’s Research Institute of Electrical Communication, and Professor HE Ke from Tsinghua’s Department of Physics presented keynotes speeches entitled "Spintronics for information Processing - from low-power integrated circuits to artificial intelligence” and "Manipulating magnetism and chiral edge state of quantum anomalous Hall system", respectively.

Wang Yayu, Dean of Tsinghua’s Department of Physics and LIN Yuanhua, Director of School of Materials Science and Engineering, introduced their research progress and exchanged in-depth discussions on frontier topics such as Hall effect, advanced materials research, semiconductor nanostructures and topological insulators. The workshop was chaired by Tsinghua University Department of Physics, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry, the Office of Scientific R&D, and the Office of International Cooperation and Exchange.


Writer: John Paul Grima
Editor: Guo Lili
Photos: Shi Jiadong