Many scientists of science island, young and old, gathered at a big assembly on Dec. 20 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of HFIPS. Some government officers were also invited. In the meeting, people looked back at the accomplishments of HFIPS in the past 20 years, summarized past experience, and drew up a blueprint for the future.
Aside from the meeting, many interesting satellite activities had been held. Picture expedition drew outline of the history of HFIPS. A celebrating party was held to tell the stories about science island and HFIPS. Seminars provided chances for scientists and students to discuss latest research direction.
The past 20 years have witnessed intensive development in the field of environment, energy, material, intelligence and health.
In the past 20 years, EAST, the Chinese Artificial Sun, set world record from plasma temperature of 100 million degrees Celsius for 20 seconds to 120 million degrees Celsius for 101 seconds, a big step to the clean energy; Satellite Payloads made by HFIPS were loaded on China's First Atmospheric Monitoring Satellite, helping to monitor the air pollution; Functional material used in extreme conditions were successfully developed, a great contribution to lunar plan; Steady High Magnet Field Facility (SHMFF), have been put into operation and attracted scientists from around the world; Artificial intelligence in agriculture developed at unprecedented speed, saving trouble for farmers; and development in the medical field made by HFIPS revealed more secret about people's health.
HFIPS is a large-scale integrative research base within the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It has 7 scientific research units, including the Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, the Institute of Plasma Physics, the Institute of Solid State Physics, the Hefei Institute of Intelligent Machines, the High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the Institute of Health and Medical Technology and the Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology.