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Posted : 2013-08-22 16:15
Updated : 2013-08-22 16:15

POSTECH professor to lead international research center

Kim Seung-hwan
By Kwon Ji-youn

Kim Seung-hwan, a professor at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), has become the first Korean to lead the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP).

According to POSTECH, outgoing President Peter Fulde's retirement ceremony and Kim's inaugural ceremony were held at the center's headquarters in Pohang on Wednesday.

"I will nurture the center into one that will lead the development of fundamental sciences in the Asia-Pacific region," he said.

Kim received a bachelor's degree in physics from Seoul National University in 1981, and his doctoral degree in physics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987.

He served as a research associate at Cornell University and as a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton before becoming a professor at POSTECH.

His current research interests include nonlinear dynamics in coupled oscillator networks and biophysics.

The APCTP is an international research organization that fosters young scientists around the region and promotes cooperation among these scientists. The center was established in 1996 in Korea.

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