Pan Jianwei

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Pan Jianwei
Native name
Born3 March 1970
ResidenceHefei, Anhui, China
Alma materUniversity of Science and Technology of China
University of Vienna
Known forMulti-photon quantum entanglement
Free-space quantum teleportation
AwardsErich Schmid Prize (2003)[1]
Emmy Noether Research Award (2004)
Sofja Kovalevskaja Award (2004) [1]
Fresnel Prize (2005)[1]
Chinese Young Scientist Prize (2006) [1]
QCMC Quantum Communication Award (2012) [2]
Physics World 2015 Breakthrough of the Year [3]
2015 State Nature Science First Class Award [4]
Scientific career
FieldsQuantum entanglement
InstitutionsUniversity of Science and Technology of China
Doctoral advisorAnton Zeilinger

Pan Jianwei (Chinese: 潘建伟; pinyin: Pān Jiànwěi) is a Chinese quantum physicist. In 1987 he entered the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), from which he received his bachelor's and master's degrees. He received his PhD from the University of Vienna, in Vienna, Austria, where he worked in the group of Anton Zeilinger.[5]

He is mainly known for his work in the field of quantum entanglement. His team demonstrated five-photon entanglement in 2004.[6]

Awards and recognition[edit]

He was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011 and The World Academy of Sciences in 2012. In April 2014, he was appointed as the vice-president of the USTC. He also won the International Quantum Communication Award in 2012.[7] His team's work on double quantum-teleportation was selected as the Physics World Top Breakthrough of the Year in 2015.[3] His team, including Peng Chengzhi, Chen Yu'ao, Lu Chaoyang, and Chen Zengbing, won the State Natural Science First Class Award in 2016.[4] Under his leadership, the world's first quantum satellite launched successfully in August 2016 as part of the Quantum Experiments at Space Scale international research project.[8][9] In June 2017, Pan's team used their quantum satellite to demonstrate entanglement with satellite-to-ground total summed lengths between 1600km and 2400km and entanglement distribution over 1200 km between receiver stations.[10] In 2017, the journal Nature named Pan Jianwei among the top 10 people who mattered in the year, with the label "Father of quantum" (Liàngzĭ zhī fù).[11]


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  2. ^ "Quantum Communication Award 2012". Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Double quantum-teleportation milestone is Physics World 2015 Breakthrough of the Year -". Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  4. ^ a b "The 2015 State Nature Science First Class Award honors USTC team's work--Hefei National Laboratory". Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  5. ^ "Jian-Wei Pan". Retrieved 2016-01-10.
  6. ^ Zhao Z, Chen YA, Zhang AN, Yang T, Briegel HJ, Pan JW (July 2004). "Experimental demonstration of five-photon entanglement and open-destination teleportation". Nature. 430 (6995): 54–8. arXiv:quant-ph/0402096. Bibcode:2004Natur.430...54Z. doi:10.1038/nature02643. PMID 15229594.
  7. ^ "Quantum Communication Takes Another Leap Between Beijing and Shanghai". Yibada. 2015-02-06. Retrieved 2016-01-10.
  8. ^ "China's launch of quantum satellite major step in space race". Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  9. ^ Aron, Jacob. "China launches world's first quantum communications satellite". Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  10. ^ J. Yin, Y. Cao, Y.- H. Li, S.- K. Liao, L. Zhang, J.- G. Ren, W.- Q. Cai, W.- Y. Liu, B. Li, H. Dai, G.- B. Li, Q.- M. Lu, Y.- H. Gong, Y. Xu, S.- L. Li, F.- Z. Li, Y.- Y. Yin, Z.- Q. Jiang, M. Li, J.- J. Jia, G. Ren, D. He, Y.- L. Zhou, X.- X. Zhang, N. Wang, X. Chang, Z.- C. Zhu, N.- L. Liu, Y.- Ao. Chen, C.- Y. Lu, R. Shu, C.- Z. Peng, J.- Y. Wang, and J.- W. Pan "Satellite-based entanglement distribution over 1200 kilometers", Science, 356, 6343, 1140-1144, (2017) doi:10.1126/science.aan3211
  11. ^ "Nature's 10". Retrieved 2017-12-22.