The NYU-ECNU Institute of Physics at NYU Shanghai held its first retreat this week in Suzhou from September 21 to 23, 2015. Participants, including faculty from NYU, ECNU and NYU Shanghai, convened in both formal sessions and informal breakouts.
NYU Shanghai’s own Tim Byrnes, Pilkyung Moon and Jun Zhang were among the presenters. Dan Stein and Guoxiang Huang, co-directors of the Institute, led a roundtable discussion about the organization's future. Commenting on the significance of the retreat, Prof. Gregory Gabadadze, Chair of NYU's Department of Physics and one of original architects of this young institute, said, “this gathering will undoubtedly shape the future of the Institute”.