On the afternoon of April 23rd, Mr. Jean Salençon, the academician as well as the former President of French Academy of Sciences, and also the professor of École Polytechnique, arrived at Changan campus of NPU. He and his groupvisited the Space Material Science and Technology Laboratory in School of Science, interviewed by NPU TV Station, and delivered a lecture on “Energy Issues 2014” at Ao’xiang Celebrity Forum.
For a long time, NPU has established a friendly cooperation with École Polytechnique in talent training, scientific research, and laboratory construction. At the invitation of Professor Zhang Weihong, the president of School of Science, Professor Jean Salençon and his group came and would stay for a five-day visit.
In the lecture, Professor Jean Salençon elaborated series of energy issues such as growing demand of energy, hybrid energy, fossil fuels, nuclear energy, sustainable energy, energy storage. He also gave a detailed introduction and comparison of some new environmental-friendly energies such as hydro energy and wind energy. He appealed to the students to learn the basic science knowledge well, to not only lay a solid foundation for future research, but also to get well prepared for the scientific development of the world.