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Recent Activities of the Physical Society Located in Taipei

  • New Executive Committee (January 2012- January 2014)

-President: Dr. Yee Bob Hsiung, Chairperson of Department of Physics, National Taiwan University (yhsiung@phys.ntu.edu.tw)

-Vice President: Dr. Fu-Jen Kao, Professor, Institute of Biophotonics, National Yang-Ming University (fjkao@ym.edu.tw)

  • Newly Elected PSROC Fellows
    • - Dr. Chung-Yu Mou, Professor, Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University
    • - Min-ZuWang, Professor, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University

  • Number of Members

-The membership of the PSROC has grown steadily since the society was
founded. The society currently has about 1,872 members (329 permanent members, 464 faculty members and 1,079 student members).

  • Publishes Chinese Journal of Physics
    • - It is a bimonthly research journal which is published in English.
    • - It has been included in the Science Citation Index.
    • - The web page is http://psroc.phys.ntu.edu.tw/main/6-1.html

  • Publishes Physics
    • - It is a bimonthly journal which is published in Chinese
    • - It is similar to Physics Today published by the American Institute of Physics.

  • 2012 Annual Physics Conference at National Chung Cheng University
    • - Participants have increased steadily to about 1,600, including faculty and students. 1,095 abstract have been submitted, and there are 363 oral papers and invited talks (in 14 Parallel Sessions) this year.
    • - Session Categories: Four Plenary Talks, Nanophysics, Semiconductors, Magnetism & Magnetic Materials, Superconductivity and Strongly Correlated Electrons, Optics & Electro-Optics, Surface Science, Bio-Physics & Soft Matter Physics, Statistical & Computational Physics, Quantum Information and Quantum Computation, Medium & High Energy Physics, Astrophysics, Gravity & Cosmology, Synchrotron / Accelerator Physics, Plasma & General Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Physics Teaching & Demonstration, Active Learning in Physics Education, Awards Session, Chien-Shiung Wu Centennial Symposium, Forum of Public Issues and Physics Education.

PSROC 2012 Annual Meeting, President Yee Bob Hsiung and Chien-Shiung Wu Scholarship Winners.

  • Taiwan Night Event (During the APS March Meeting of 2012)
    • - The event was held on the 29th of February, from 5:30~9:00pm
    • - It was held at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
    • - Over 180 physicists of Chinese ethnic background, and interested international physicists joined in the activities.
    • - The event was jointly sponsored by the Institute of Physics of Academic Sinica, National Cheng Kung University, National Central University, National Tsing Hua University, National Taiwan University and The National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC).
    • - The event aimed to enhance and encourage the collaboration of scientific research between Taiwanese and US researchers.

  • The Challenges for Physicists Seminar
    • - It has been held yearly since 2007.
    • - On April 21 it was held at Fu Jen Catholic University
    • - The 120 attendees consisted of college students and senior high school students
    • - There were ten lectures with ten physicists acting as speakers.
    • - The scholars shared experiences on career planning and development.