报告题目：Simple Models Can Describe Complex Systems(简单的模型可以用来描述复杂的系统)
报 告 人：Chin-Kun Hu((胡进锟)) 教授 （Institute of Physics of Academia Sinica）
In the development of science, simple models have often been used to describe complex systems consisting of many components. The objective of statistical physics is to understand macroscopic behavior of a many-body system from the interactions of the constituents of that system. When many-body systems reach critical state, then simple universal and scaling behaviors appear. In this talk, I first introduce the concepts of universality and scaling in critical physical systems. I then briefly review some simple models to show universal and scaling behavior in physical and biological systems, including universal mechanism for critical behavior of lattice systems, universal critical exponents for a wide range of systems, universal finite-size scaling functions of percolation and Ising model, universal ratio of volume to surface area of proteins, simple model for protein aggregation related to neurodegenerative diseases, glassy behavior and polymers and proteins, finite-size scaling for the specific heat of a lattice polymer model, etc. Finally, I mention some interesting problems for further studies.
Education: Ph.D., National Tsing Hua Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan, China(1976)
Current position:Research fellow, Institute of Physics of Academia Sinica
1. Co-Editor, EPL (since April 2009)
2. Editor, Chinese Journal of Physics (Taipei)
3. Advisory Editor, Physica A (since 2005)
4. Associate Editor, International Journal of Modern Physics C
5. Advisory Board, Journal of the Physical Society of Japan
6. Vice Chairman, IUPAP Commission on Statistical Mechanics (2002-2005).
Fields of specialty:Statistical Physics, Nonlinear Science, Biological Physics,
Major awards and honors：
2005 Academic Prize of the Ministry of Education(中国台湾) (教育部学术奖)
2002 Distinguished Special Research Fellow Prize of National Science Council
1996 Fellow, Physical Society of the Republic of China(中国台湾)
1995-2001 Special Principal Investigator of the National Science Council(二次国科会特约研究计划主持人)
1985-1987, 1987-1989, 1989-1991, 1993-1995 Outstanding Research Prize (四次国科会杰出研究奖) given by the National Science Council
1989 Wu San-Lien Awards for Natural Science granted by Wu San-Lien Awards Foundation (吴三连自然科科学奖)
Publications: published or accepted 238 journal papers, including 2 in PNAS, 20 in PRL, 78 in PRB or PRD or PRE, 2 in Plos One, 4 in JCP, 5 in EPL, 3 in Proteins, 3 in Biophysical J., 8 in JPSJ, 16 in Physica A, 4 in JCC, 8 in CPC, etc. h-index: 30, total citations: 3305 on 14 September 2012.