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China Quantum Physician Awarded IUPAP Young Scientist Prize

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Prof. CHEN Yuao, a research scientist at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), was awarded 2016 Young Scientist Prize by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) on Jul 28, 2016, "for his outstanding role in quantum physics".

CHEN is the first Chinese scientist who has ever won the 2016 Young Scientist Prize in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical area (Image by CAS)

As a researcher with Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, CHEN is the first Chinese scientist who has ever won the prize in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical area. 

CHEN received his master’s degree from USTC in 2004, and PhD degree in Astronomy and Physics from Ruprecht-Karls—Universitaet Heidelberg in 2008. In 2011, he returned to carry out research on quantum information processing and managed to entangle eight photons in Schrödinger's cat state for the first time, together with his team.  

CHEN was honored with the 2013 Fresnel Prize of the European Physical Society for “his outstanding contributions to quantum manipulation based on photons and cold atoms as well as in the field of quantum information and quantum simulation”. He also won the First Prize of China’s National Natural Science and Tan Kah Kee Young Scientist Award in 2016. He is now commited to build world’s largest spatial scale wide-area quantum communication network with his colleagues.  

IUPAP is a top organization for academic exchanges and cooperation in the field of physics and it is one of the most authoritative communities for international physicists.

The IUPAP Young Scientist Awards was first established in 2006 to recognize young scholars in the field of physics for their outstanding contributions and developing potentials. It recognizes exceptional achievement in the study of physics by scientists at a relatively early stage of their career every two years.

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