Welcome to IUTAM Symposium on Data-driven nonlinear and stochastic dynamics with the control, which will be
held from June 06- 10, 2022 at Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. Xi’an, called Chang’ an in ancient times, is the capital city of Shaanxi Province and the starting point of the Silk Road. It is one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin area. As the site of the famous Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, the city has won a reputation all over the world. More than 3,000 years of history including over 1,100 years as the capital city of ancient dynasties, have endowed the city with an amazing historical heritage. In addition to historical culture, its cultural sights, traditional and modern culture, as well as the leading-edge education also attract thousands of outsiders to visit. More information at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi%27an.
Terracotta Warriors is a super large collection of life-size terra cotta sculptures in battle formations, reproducing the mega imperial guard troops of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259-210BC). Being the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Terracotta Warriors is no doubt a must-see for every visitor to Xi’an.
Xi’an City Wall
The ancient Xi’an City Wall that surrounds the city is the first thing you’ll see when you visit Xi’an. It’s the best-preserved city wall in China, and one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. Xi’an was once a fortified city seven times larger than today’s city center. It was built in 1370 during the reign of Zhu Yuanzhang, the first Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, as a way to protect the city. The original structure was made from soil, quick lime, and glutinous rice extract, and later enclosed in brick. While the wall was rebuilt throughout the years, it still divides the city into inner and outer sections.
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
The Giant Wild Goose Pagoda is one of Xi’an’s most famous landmarks. Erected in 652 as a place to study Buddhist scripture, this square pavilion pagoda originally had five floors towering 60 meters. A further two stories were added in 704 by Empress Wu Zetian, and its brick frontage was refurbished during the Ming dynasty.
The Bell Tower
The Xi’an Bell Tower marks the city’s geographical center and is one of China’s most iconic landmarks. Originally built in 1384 by Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang near the Drum Tower as a military command center, it was relocated as the city grew and used to mark time. The present-day tower was rebuilt in 1582 about 1,000 meters to the east using all of the original features, except for the base. Crafted out of wood, green-glazed tiles, and touches of gold, the 36-meter tower is the largest and best-preserved of its kind in China.