George Wei-Shu Hou

Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Wei Shu Hou received his Ph.D. degree in theoretical and particle physics from the University of UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif, USA, in 1985, and then did his postdoctoral research at the University of Pittsburgh and the Max Planck Institute of Germany. Later on, he worked as a Research Fellow at the Paul Scherrer Institute of Switzerland. In 1992, Professor Hou returned to Taiwan to teach at the National Taiwan University, his alma mater. Because of his interests in B meson physics and CP violation, he proposed a plan in 1994 and suggested NTU to participate in the Belle experiment of the B factory of Japan. That was the first step toward the creation of a high-energy physics laboratory in NTU, and so far it has had many fruitful results. Since 2007, the European Large Hardon Collider’s LHC CMS experiment has been the focus of his research, whether it is the CMS Integration plan of the National Science Council or the Aim for Top University plan of his university, Professor Hou has been vigorously involved with, and he established an LHC Initiative for the Physics Division of the Northern Section of the National Center for Theoretical Sciences to lend theoretical support to the study of high-energy physics. The National Science Council just passed Professor Hou’s proposal to climb to the summit this year, in which additional funds were appropriated for the investment in CMS experiments. Dr. Hou has won the Outstanding Research Award from the National Science Council three times (1997–2004, and subsequently as a Special Research Fellow and Outstanding Scholar), he was elected as a Fellow of the ROC Physical Society (1999), and he received the Asian Achievement Award of the Global Chinese Physical Society in 2003. Professor Hou became a Distinguished Professor with tenure of NTU in 2006.

Biography Updated on 31 January 2012

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