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FORUM SITE: Lecture Theatre P4, LG1/F Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building,
The University of Hong Kong
POSTER ROOM: Rm. 522, LG1/F Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building, The University of Hong Kong
DATE: 13 - 15 December, 2008
Lunches: Joseph's at Graduate House
Address: Level P3, Graduate House, HKU
Banquet: Kamboat Chinese Cuisine
DATE: 13 December 2008 (Saturaday)
Address: Shop 201, The Belcher's, 89 Pokfulam Road (Pok Fu Lam)



We are pleased to announce that 'Hong Kong Forum of Physics 2008: Quantum Matter and Quantum Simulation' will be held at the University of Hong Kong, Dec. 13-15, 2008.

Hong Kong Forum has been held annually in recent years. In this Forum, we will focus on quantum matter and quantum simulation and to cover a number of frontier topics including high temperature superconducting cuprates and iron pnictides, quantum magnetism, graphene, and recent developments on quantum simulations and their advances to our physics understanding. The Forum will bring several dozen of the active physicists from the US, Europe, mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and other places to Hong Kong to discuss these frontier issues in physics with the local physicists in Hong Kong. There will be tens of students or postdocs to participate in the Forum. We hope this Forum will promote collaborations among the physicists in Asia and in the West, and hope this Forum will also present to young physicists interesting and exciting research directions based on the intellectual merit.

There will be a ceremony event to award the Daniel Tsui Fellowship, sponsored by Center of Theoretical and Computational Physics and the Department of Physics at the University of Hong Kong, in honor of the Center's Honorary Director, Nobel laureate Prof. Daniel Tsui.

You are welcome to apply for the participation of the Forum. More information including the registration can be found on the website, and you may contact with the Forum secretary, Ms. Anna Wong at for further information.

Sincerely yours,
Fu-Chun Zhang
Chair of Organization Committee, Hong Kong Forum 2008
Chair Professor and Director of Center of Theoretical and Computational Physics
The University of Hong Kong

Advisory Committee
  1. Prof. T.M. Rice (ETH)

  2. Prof. S. Louie (Univ of California, Berkeley)

  3. Prof. L. Yu (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing)
Organizing Committee
  1. Prof. X. Dai (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing)

  2. Prof. H.Q. Lin (CUHK)

  3. Prof. T.K. Ng (HKUST)

  4. Prof. T. Xiang (IOP Beijing)

  5. Prof. Z.D. Wang (HKU)

  6. Dr. W. Yao (HKU)

  7. Prof. F.C. Zhang (HKU)

Invited Speakers
  1. Yshai, Avishai, HKUST, Ben Gurion University

  2. Yia Chung Chang, Academic Sinica, Taipei

  3. Qi-jin Chen, Zhejiang Univ.

  4. Xian-Hui Chen, Chinese Univ. of Science and Technology

  5. Chung-Hou Chung, National Chiao Tong Univ., Hsinchu

  6. Xiao Dong Cui, HKU

  7. Jian-hui Dai, Zhejiang Univ.

  8. Xi Dai, IOP, Beijing

  9. Hong Ding, IOP, Beijing

  10. Dong-Lai Feng, Fudan Univ.

  11. Shigeki Fujiyama, Riken, Japan

  12. Shi-Jian Gu, CUHK

  13. Jung Hoon Han, SungKyunKwan University

  14. Wen-Min Huang, National Tsinghua University, Hsinchu

  15. Jisoon Ihm, Seoul National University

  16. Yuhki Kohsaka, Riken, Japan

  17. Jian-Xin Li, Nanjing Univ.

  18. Ying Liu, Penn State Univ.

  19. Steve Louie, UC Berkeley

  20. Zhong-Yi Lu, Renmin University

  21. Tai-kai Ng, HKUST

  22. Bruce Normand, Germany

  23. Zhian Ren, IOP Beijing

  24. T. M. Rice, ETH-Zurich

  25. Matthias Troyer, ETH-Zurich

  26. Daw-Wei Wang, National Tsinghua Univ., Hsinchu

  27. Nan Lin Wang, IOP, Beijing

  28. Qiang-Hua Wang, Nanjing Univ.

  29. Ya-yu Wang, Tsinghua Univ., Beijing

  30. Hai-Hu Wen, IOP, Beijing

  31. Zheng-yu Weng, IOP Beijing

  32. Tao Xiang, IOP Beijing

  33. Xin-Cheng Xie, Oklahoma State and IOP Beijing

  34. Zhu'an Xu, Zhejiang Univ.

  35. Kai-yu Yang, ETH-Zurich

  36. Wang Yao, HKU

  37. Huiqiu Yuan, Zhejiang Univ.

  38. Guang-Ming Zhang, IOP Beijing

  39. Guo-qing Zheng, Okayama University

  40. Xing Jiang Zhou, IOP Beijing

  41. Yi Zhou, CUHK

  42. Shi-liang Zhu, South China Normal University