An Advanced Study Institute (ASI) is a high-level teaching activity where a carefully defined subject, systematically presented, is treated in depth by lecturers of international standing, and new advances in a subject, not taught elsewhere, are reported in tutorial form. ASIs, as short courses, contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and the formation of international scientific contacts..... teaching in ASIs is aimed at established scientists with an appropriate scientific background who wish to learn of recent developments.
The Croucher ASI in "Frontiers in Surface Analysis and Their Novel Applications" will take place in the period of May 15-20 at the Science Centre, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. As shown in this brochure, there will be ten lecture sessions, two panel discussion sessions, and four general discussion sessions, for about 25 "students" who are established scientists in the region. In addition to attending the lecture and panel discussion sessions, each student will be required to give a summary presentation of his/her current work in surface analysis in at least one general discussion session. It is expected that in the preparation of this presentation, the student will display a poster prior to the session. The student will then give an oral summary of the poster for 10-15 minutes in the session. Afterwards, the session chairpersons will lead a discussion of the presented results. The student is required to man his/her poster after the session to accommodate for any further discussion. In short, this ASI has been designed to forge close interactions between "lecturers" and "students".
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