President of German National Academy of Science and Engineering Visited CAGS
On July 27th, 2016, Prof. Reinhard Hüttle, President of German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) and the Scientific Director General of Helmholtz Centre Potsdam-German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) met Prof. Wang Xiaolie, Vice President of Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS) at the Academy and made a tour to the Exhibition of SinoProbe.
Prof. Wang Xiaolie made a brief introduction of CAGS and reviewed the cooperation between CAGS and GFZ and the achievements that SinoProbe had yielded over the past years. Prof. Dong Shuwen and Academician Wang Chengshan, who are the principle investigators of SinoProbe, gave reports on the new international program “Global CT” and ICDP project “Songke Well II” respectively. Prof. Reinhard Hüttle appreciated the great efforts Chinese colleagues had made for the cooperation between CAGS and GFZ in the filed of deep exploration, expressed his support for Chinese colleagues in applying new ICDP project, confirmed further assistance in establishing “Tectonophysics Simulation” Laboratory and promised to work together with Chinese geologists to push forward the “Global CT” program and research on deep exploration in Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and Southern China. He also provided practical advices on Chinese graduate students’ further education in Germany.
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam-German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) is the national research centre for Earth sciences. Research at the GFZ focuses on the geosphere within the highly complex System Earth with its further subsystems, its interacting subcycles, and its wide network of cause-and-effect chains. It emphasizes a close interdisciplinary collaboration with the related scientific disciplines physics, mathematics, chemistry, and biology as well as with the engineering sciences disciplines of rock mechanics, engineering hydrology and seismology. Recent years has witnessed fruitful cooperation between CAGS and GFZ in the research on Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. In 2011, CAGS and GFZ signed a MOU in which the two sides agreed to conduct collaboration in scientific research, graduate student education and scientific publication. This MOU was renewed in 2014.
Group photo at the SinoProbe Exhibition
Prof. Wang Xiaolie giving an introduction of CAGS
Prof. Reinhard Hüttle and his colleagues at the meeting