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conference & seminar

June 2007, Science and Human Future     (Sydney)

Peter Doherty


Professor Peter Doherty AC FAA FRS
(Nobel Laureate in Medicine 1996)

Doherty's research focuses on the immune system. He and Rolf M. Zinkernagel, the co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, discovered how T cells recognize their target antigens in combination with major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins.

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May 2007, Nobel Prize for Economics     (Sydney)

James Mirrlees


Professor Sir James Mirrlees
(Nobel Laureate in Economics, 1996)

During Sir James Mirrlees taught at Oxford, he published the economic models and equations for which he would eventually be awarded his Nobel Prize. They centred around situations in which economic information is asymmetrical or incomplete, determining the extent to which they should affect the optimal rate of saving in an economy. Among other results, they demonstrated the principles of "moral hazard" and "optimal income taxation" discussed in the books of William Vickrey. The methodology has since become the standard in the field.

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Apr 2007, Global Financial Volatility     (Sydney)

Rob Engle


Professor Rob Engle
(Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2003)

Robert Engle’s most important contribution was his path-breaking discovery of a method for analyzing unpredictable movements in financial market prices and interest rates. Accurate characterization and prediction of these volatile movements are essential for quantifying and effectively managing risk.

Engle developed new statistical models of volatility that captured the tendency of stock prices and other financial variables to move between high volatility and low volatility periods:ARCH(Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity). These statistical models have become essential tools of modern asset pricing theory and practice.

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Apr 2007, Nobel aspirations and outstanding achievements     (Sydney)

Peter Doherty


Professor John Maxwell Coetzee
(Nobel Laureate in Literature 2003)

Coetzee has gained many awards throughout his career. It was announced that he was to be the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature on 2 October 2003, making him the fourth African writer to be so honoured. When awarded the prize, he was praised for "in innumerable guises portraying the involvement of the outsider." The press release for the award cited his "well-crafted composition, pregnant dialogue, and analytical brilliance," while focusing on the moral nature of his work. The prize ceremony was held in Stockholm on 10 December 2003.

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Feb 2003, Programming in the Digital Era    (Beijing)

Bill Gates


Bill Gates, the ex-CEO of Microsoft, made a speech in the forum of Innovation and Development in Beijing. He awarded the prizes to the winners of the .NET programming competition. In this global event, the Indian team won the competition with a medical software, and the Chinese team and Singaporean team won the second and third respectively.

June 2000, Challenges of Physics    (Suzhou)

Tsung-Dao Lee


Professor Tsung-Dao Lee
(Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1957)

Tsung-Dao Lee is well known for parity violation, Lee Model, particle physics, relativistic heavy ion (RHIC) physics, nontopological solitons and soliton stars. In 1957, Lee, at age 31, with C. N. Yang received the Nobel Prize in Physics for work on the violation of parity law in weak interaction, which Chien-Shiung Wu experimentally verified.

Dec 2001, FQ (financial quality) conference    (Beijing)

Financial Q


The book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki was pretty attractive and went so popular in China during the last several years. Since then I began to think about the vocational education in this country, and tried to find more opportunities. That is also one of the reasons I setup my another business Australian Education Information Centre.

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WU.net.au  2007