Prof. Jian-Wei Pan, born in Mar, 1970, is a full professor of physics at the University of Science and Technology of China. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1999 from the University of Vienna. In 2011, he was elected as the academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). In 2011, he was appointed as the chief scientist of the quantum science experiments satellite. In 2012, he was elected as TWAS Fellow. In 2014, he was appointed as the director of the CAS Center for Excellence in Quantum Information and Quantum Physics.
The research of Prof. Jian-Wei Pan focuses on quantum information and quantum foundations. As one of pioneers in experimental quantum information science, he has accomplished a series of profound achievements, which has brought him worldwide fame. Due to his numerous progresses on quantum communication and multi-photon entanglement manipulation, quantum information science has become one of the most rapidly developing fields of physical science in China in recent years. His work in the field of quantum information and quantum communication has been recognized by Nature as “features of the year 2012” and “the science events that shaped the year 2016 and 2017”, by Science as “Breakthrough of the Year 1998”, by the American Physical Society websites as “The top physics stories of the year” (six times), and by the Physics World, Institute of Physics as “Highlights of the year” (six times). Within China, his work has been selected for eleven times as “The Top Ten Annual Scientific and Technological Progresses in China”.
- Experimental exploration of five-qubit quantum error correcting code with superconducting qubits. National Science Review 19104, 1-7 (2021).
- An integrated space-to-ground quantum communication network over 4,600 kilometres. Nature 589, 214-219 (2021).
- Realization of an ideal Weyl semimetal band in a quantum gas with 3D spin-orbit coupling. Science 372, 271-276 (2021).
- Sample-efficient benchmarking of multiphoton interference on a boson sampler in the sparse regime. Physical Review A 103, 23722 (2021).
- Long-Distance Free-Space Measurement-Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution. Physical Review Letters 125, 260503 (2020).
- Quantum computational advantage using photons. Science 8770, 1-9 (2020).
- Verification of a resetting protocol for an uncontrolled superconducting qubit. npj Quantum Information 6, (2020).
- Cloning of Quantum Entanglement. Physical Review Letters 125, 210502 (2020).
- Distributed quantum phase estimation with entangled photons. Nature Photonics 4-11 (2020).
- Observation of gauge invariance in a 71-site Bose–Hubbard quantum simulator. Nature 587, 392-396 (2020).