• 臺大陳丕燊教授以研究類比黑洞 榮獲法國巴斯卡講座

    國立臺灣大學梁次震宇宙學講座教授兼「梁次震宇宙學與粒子天文物理學中心」主任陳丕燊最近獲得世界著名的法國巴斯卡講座(Blaise Pascal Chair)殊榮(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaise_Pascal_Chair)。從1996年起,「法蘭西島」(Ile de France −即大巴黎地區)政府設置巴斯卡講座,獎助國際頂尖學者至大巴黎地區的高等教育院校擔任講座並主持尖端研究,每年在自然科學、生命科學、社會科學、人文四大領域中選拔四位國際頂尖學者擔任講座。成立至今,已有多位巴斯卡講座獲獎者榮獲諾貝爾獎、沃爾夫獎(Wolf Prize)等榮譽,所以迅速成為國際學術界的重量級獎項。   布萊茲。巴斯卡(1623-1662)是十七世紀法國的數學家、物理學家、化學家、氣象學家、音樂家、教育家、哲學家、神學家。他並且是歷史上第一個發明計算機的人,是一位多才多藝的「文藝復興人」(Renaissance Man)。法國政府以巴斯卡來命名這個函蓋多領域學術的講座,十分恰當。 巴斯卡講座主辦單位宣布(https://www.iledefrance.fr/toutes-les-actualites/chaires-blaise-pascal-2018-les-4-nouveaux-laureats-designes),陳丕燊教授將以巴斯卡講座的身份,「在法國高等綜合理工大學(École Polytechnique)的超強雷射實驗室(LULI)主持類比黑洞的實驗,模擬黑洞蒸發晚期,來檢驗信息是否會隨「黑洞蒸發」而遺失。」這個實驗的理論構想是他與今年(2018)諾貝爾物理獎得主傑拉。慕儒(Gerard Mourou)教授於2017年所共同提出,以超高功率雷射射進有密度梯度的電漿靶中,打造加速的「飛翔鏡」(flying mirror)做為類比黑洞,來探索黑洞霍京蒸發是否導致信習遣失的問題。這個「信息遺失悖論」暗示愛因思坦的廣義相對論和量子力學-二十世紀兩大物理學革命-之間,可能存在矛盾。霍京(Stephen Hawking)及當代最聰明的物理學家們爭辯了40年而仍然沒有解決。陳丕燊教授表示:「去年我和慕儒提出這個概念之後,我就立即組織了一個國際合作團隊AnaBHEL (Analog Black Hole Evaporation via Lasers),以實驗來檢驗這個悖論。很榮幸能夠得到巴斯卡講座的肯定,這讓我能夠進一步推動AnaBHEL實驗。」 卄多年來巴斯卡講座得主大約100位,其中絕大多數都是歐美國家學者的天下,在亞洲地區只有日本曾經有一兩位獲獎,陳丕燊教授則是台灣第一位獲獎者。今年的四位巴斯卡講座得主,兩位來自美國,一位來自歐洲希臘(在德國任教),而提到陳丕燊教授時,則註明他來自台灣的國立台灣大學。這不但是他個人的榮譽,也是台大及我國的光榮。

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  • TAROGE-3 Station Successfully Deployed

    Figure 1: LPDA antennas on the lower tiers of TAROGE-3 station (the other three towers are not shown in this photo) The TAROGE (Taiwan Astroparticle Radiowave Observatory for Geo-synchrotron Emission) project, which is one of the main projects of the experimental group of LeCosPA, has successfully deployed its 3rd station at 1km elevation in Mt. […]

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  • World Architecture Festival 2018 Finalist- NTU Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall

         The NTU Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall was recently selected to the finalist for the World Architecture Festival Awards 2018 in the category of “Higher Education and Research- Completed Buildings”.     World Architecture Festival Awards is one of the most prestigious honors in architecture. NTU Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall gets to the finalist […]

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  • 2018 LeCosPA Table Tennis Tournament

    You bet it right? Theory Group won the bell! The LeCosPA Annual Table Tennis Tournament’s back on June 1st, 2018! The 2018 LeCosPA Annual Ping-Pong Tournament between the Theory Group and the Experiment Group was so exciting as before. Our distinguished Chair Prof. Misao Sasaki and former Fellow Dr. Dong-han Yeom took part in and performed so […]

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  • Third LeCosPA International Symposium

          The inauguration of the Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall was also the occasion to introduce and host the Third LeCosPA Symposium, from Nov. 27 to 29, 2017. While the 2nd Symposium in December 2015 was discussing “Everything about Gravity” and celebrating the 100 years of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, this event was […]

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  • Inauguration Ceremony of the Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall

    The Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall seen from Sec. 2 of Xinhai road.       Last November 27, 2017 was an important day in the history of LeCosPA and the National Taiwan University as it saw the birth of a new building on our campus. The construction of the “Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall”, officially started […]

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  • Inauguration Ceremony of Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall , 27 November 2017

    Inauguration Ceremony of Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall and the LeCosPA’s 10th anniversary celebration was successfully completed on 27 November, 2017. Let‘s look forward to the wonderful future of Chee-Chun Leung Hall and the Leung Center for Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics.         News link http://www.chinatimes.com/newspapers/20171128000967-260202 (中時電子報) https://www.ettoday.net/news/20171127/1060870.htm?t=%E5%8F%B0%E5%A4%A78%E5%84%84%E5%85%83%E3%80%8C%E6%AC%A1%E9%9C%87%E5%AE%87%E5%AE%99%E9%A4%A8%E3%80%8D%E8%90%BD%E6%88%90%EF%BC%81%E3%80%80%E5%BB%A3%E9%81%94%E9%9B%BB%E5%89%AF%E8%91%A3%E5%9C%93%E5%A4%A9%E6%96%87%E5%A4%A2 (ETtoday新聞雲) https://money.udn.com/money/story/5612/2843222 (經濟日報) https://www.anntw.com/articles/20171127-L8zP (台灣醒報)

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  • The Third LeCosPA International Symposium: Cosmic Prospects

    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of LeCosPA and to inaugurate its new dedicated building, the Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall, we organize the “Third LeCosPA International Symposium : Cosmic Prospects”, which will take place at the Leung Center for Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics (LeCosPA) in the National Taiwan University from November 27 to 29, 2017 in Taipei. Since […]

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  • Congratulations!LeCosPA fellow Keisuke Izumi Now an assistant professor in KMI, Nagoya University, Japan

    In August 2016, a former member of LeCosPA, Keisuke Izumi, became a faculty member at Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI), Nagoya University, in Japan. http://www.kmi.nagoya-u.ac.jp/eng/members/ https://www.math.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/people/index.html Keisuke was a member in theoretical group of LeCosPA from Sep. 2011 to June 2015. His main fields are gravitational theory and cosmology. […]

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  • Congratulations!LeCosPA Graduate Now a Distinguished Professor in Yangzhou University

    Yen Chin Ong, a previous member of LeCosPA who obtained his PhD from NTU’s Graduate Institute of Astrophysics in 2014, has recently obtained a faculty position as a Distinguished Professor at the College of Physical Science and Technology of Yangzhou University. He will be joining the newly established Center for Gravitation and Cosmology at the […]

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