法国CEA – Saclay研究所Dr. Hugues Chaté，北京计算科学研究中心汤雷翰教授访问我中心
2014年03月28日，法国CEA(法国原子能委员会）Saclay研究所Hugues Chaté研究员，北京计算科学研究中心汤雷翰教授来我中心参观访问，并分别做了题为"Active Matter: An Emerging Interdisciplinary Field"和"Adaptation as a nonequilibrium paradigm"的精彩报告。
About the visitor: Dr. Hugues Chaté obtained his PhD from Université Pierre & Marie Curie in 1990, under the supervision of Yves Romeau and Paul Mannevill. After a short visit at Bell Laboratories in USA, he joined CEA Saclay (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) as a researcher and promoted to Senior Scientist in 2002. Dr. Chaté's research focuses on the study of out-of-equilibrium phenomena, phase transitions and pattern formation in complex systems. During his PhD work, he discovered a type of spatiotemporal intermittency, via which a transition to turbulence is observed in a partial differential equation. In the following years, he did a series of important works on this topic. More recently, he shifted his attention to active matter and has made a number of important and original contributions to the subject. Besides, he has done excellent work on chaos, percolation, synchronization and even the voter model in social science. He is now divisional associate editor of Physical Review Letters, scientific director of Paris Complex Systems Institute (ISC-RIF), and also chair of the steering committee of Dynamics Days Europe. He has published more than 130 papers in refereed journals, including 1 in Nature, 1 in PNAS and 45 in PRL, with 4,300 citations in total.
About the visitor:Dr. Leihan Tang completed his PhD in statistical physics at the Carnegie Mellon University in 1987. He did postdoctoral work on nonequilibrium and disordered systems at various US and German institutions before appointed as a Lecturer at the Imperial College London in 1996. In 1997 he joined the Physics Department at the Hong Kong Baptist University as Associate Professor and promoted to Professor in 2005. His research combines analytical and computational approaches to explore the effect of equilibrium and nonequilibrium fluctuations on the stability of ordered structures in various physical and biophysical contexts, in particular the energetics and dynamics of defects that disrupt ordering. In recent years, he has collaborated with experimentalists on the development of quantitative tools to analyze and integrate biological data and information. He has published more than 80 articles in physics and biological physics, including 1 in Science, 1 in PNAS, and 19 in PRL. He was elected a Fellow of the APS in 2010 and joined the Beijing CSRC in the same year under the 1000-talent scheme.