On November 28, 2016, the inauguration of the T. D. Lee Institute (TDLI) will be held in T. D. Lee Library, on the campus of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai.

In the 20th Century, two great scientific institutes, the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) of the University of Copenhagen and Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton were created as platforms for scientists from all corners of the globe to collectively unlock some of the deepest mysteries of our universe. Scientists working in these institutes were primarily driven by two powerful forces: childlike curiosity and untiring quest for knowledge..

It is not an exaggeration that the outcome of IAS and NBI has not just changed our basic views about the universe, it also transformed the civilization and economy of humanity.

In the 21st century, China becomes an integral part of the global village. With that, it enters into a new era of enlightenment: As a nation, China should and must shoulder greater and more significant responsibility to reach a deeper understanding of the universe’ profoundness. To this end, one cannot overemphasize the importance that such an Institute be created in China with the same intellectual gusto as IAS and NBI to embrace and pursue such grand scientific endeavors.

The T. D. Lee Institute is jointly sponsored by China’s Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science of Technology, and National Science Foundation of China, Municipal Government of Shanghai. The namesake of the Institute is a world-class scientist, a Shanghai native Tsung-Dao Lee. Together with Chen-Ning Yang, he made a profound discovery that in nuclear weak interactions, the long-held belief that parity must be conserved is untrue. In recognition of their scientific contributions, they received the 1957 physics Nobel Prize.

Following the grand tradition of IAS and NBI that talents know no national boundaries, TDLI will also be a platform welcoming scientists from all corners of the globe to pursue pure knowledge in the 21st century.

Preliminary Program

TimeContentLocation
11.27
The whole dayRegistrationHotel
11.28
9:00-10:00 Opening Ceremony of Science & Art Forum T. D. Lee Library
10:00-12:00 Session I (10:00-11:00):
Science & Art Forum
T. D. Lee Library
Session II (10:00-12:00 ): International Symposium on Parity Nonconservation and Neutrino Physics T. D. Lee Conference Room
14:00-14:45 Inauguration Ceremony of T. D. Lee Institute T. D. Lee Library
15:00-17:00 The First Administrative Committee Meeting of T. D. Lee Institute The Executive Building A207
Part I of Prof. T. D. Lee’s Contributions to Science and Culture in China T. D. Lee Conference Room
17:00-19:00 Part II of Prof. T. D. Lee’s Contributions to Science and Culture in China T. D. Lee Library
11.29
8:30-12:00
14:00-16:00

International Symposium on Parity Nonconservation and Neutrino Physics T. D.Lee Conference Room

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