President Tsai Ing-wen (???) attended the inauguration of Taiwan Photon Source (TPS) and its multidisciplinary experimental facilities at the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) in Hsinchu on Monday.
While visiting the facility, which had been under construction for more than six years, Tsai expressed the hope of seeing more Taiwanese researchers conduct advanced research as did Nobel laureate Lee Yuan-tseh (???), who accompanied her at the ceremony.
Lee, a former Academia Sinica president, said the photon source is a cutting-edge technology that he hoped will receive more government funding. Tsai responded by saying she "got the message" and promised to discuss the matter with Premier Lin Chuan (??).
"This is an exciting moment," Tsai said, noting that with the even brighter synchrotron X-ray, natural phenomena that could not have been seen or detected in the past can now be more clearly identified.
NSRRC Director Shangjr Gwo (???) said the TPS has great potential and can be applied to research in a wide range of areas, including designing target drugs for cancer, unraveling virus infection mechanisms and developing green energy.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel