A delegation headed by Robert Conn, Chairman of the Kaveli Foundation visited IHEP on June 9, 2015. Members of the delegation included Miyoung Chun, Executive Vice Chairman and Christopher Martin, Program Officer of the Foundation.
Xu Ruiming, Director General of the Bureau of Frontier Sciences and Education, CAS and Wang Yifang, Director of IHEP accompanied Mr.Conn and his delegation in the visit.
In his remarks, Wang Yifang extended his warm welcome to Mr.Conn and his delegation and then introduced on the history, current status and future plans of IHEP. The delegates of the Kavli Delegation introduced about the Kavli Foundation and expressed that they were deeply impressed by the research results and the construction of the mega-science facilities of IHEP, especially by the CEPC currently in its planning stage. After the introductions, lengthy discussions were held on possible cooperation in the future.
The Kavli Foundation was founded in 2000. It aims to support basic research and to promote the progress of mankind. Up to now, the Foundation has supported 17 Kavli research institutions, two of which are located in China. The Foundation is now actively looking for new opportunities in Asia to strengthen its cooperation with the leading universities and research institutions in the region.
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