The team was especially interested in the School of Physical Science and Technology. Executive Dean Liu Zhi gave a detailed introduction of the School’s vision and scientific research. Ning Zhijun, Mi Qixi, Zhang Yuebiao and other faculty representatives informed the team about their research topics. The team was impressed by the open environment and the cross-disciplinary cooperation between scientists and hoped that there would be a chance to work with ShanghaiTech on an international conference and seminar.
The Kavli Foundation was established in December 2000 by its founder and benefactor, Fred Kavli, a prominent California business leader and noted philanthropist whose foundation is currently actively involved in establishing major research institutes at leading universities and institutions in the United States, Europe and Asia. The research it supports focuses on astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience, and theoretical physics.