ZHU Bangfen was elected as academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2003 and became a fellow of Institute of Physics in 2012. Once acting as the visiting professor at many internationally famous universities, now he is the vice president of Chinese Society of Physics and chief editor of Chinese Physics Letters. During his life, he won many grand prizes, including the second prize of state natural science award (1 program), first prize of natural science award of CAS (1 program), second prize of natural science award of CAS (2 programs), first prize of the 8th session of Chinese Excellent Science and Technology Books and distinguished young scholars of Hong Kong Facts Science and Technology Foundation, etc. He together with Mr. Huang Kun established the semiconductor superlattice optical phonons theory, which was named as “Huang-Zhu Model” by the international academic circle and produced relatively great influence in the world. His research is in the multi-disciplinary area of condensed matter physics theory. Special attention is paid to the electronic and phonon structure in low-dimensional semiconductor systems and nanostructures, and the ultrafast optical process in semiconductors.
WANG Yifang, born in 1963 at Jiangsu Province, obtained his B.Sc. degree at Nanjing University in 1984, and Ph.D. degree at University of Florence in 1991. He worked subsequently in MIT as a research staff and Stanford University as a research associate. He becomes a Professor at the Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing, China in 2001. He was elected the CAS Academician in 2015. He is an author of more than 250 scientific papers on neutrino physics, e＋e－ collision physics, cosmic-ray and astrophysics, detector design and construction, methods for data analysis, covering his work in experiments of L3, AMS, Palo Verde, KamLAND and BES. He led the effort at IHEP for the design and successful construction of the BESIII detector, first of its kind in China, and is elected as the spokesperson of this large international collaboration. He was awarded the top ten national science and technology workers in 2012, CCTV Top Ten Technology Innovator in 2012, ZHOU Guangzhao Foundation Award for Basic Sciences in 2013, Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Award for Science and Technology Progress in 2013 , the 2014 W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics , the 20th Nikkei Asia Prize (Science, Technology and Environment category) in 2015, the 2016 Fundamental Physics Breakthrough Award for his outstanding contribution to particle physics research.
Dr. DING Hong is a chief scientist of Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics. He obtained his BS degree in physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1990 and his PhD degree in physics from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Argonne National Laboratory from 1996 to 1998. He joined the Department of Physics at Boston College as assistant professor in 1998 and became associate professor in 2003 and full professor in 2007. He joined the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008. Over the past 20 years, he has made important contributions to understanding of high temperature superconductors (including cuprates and iron pnictides) by measuring their electronic structure and superconducting gap using angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy He has published more than 180 papers with a total citation number over 9000 and has given more than 80 invited talks in international scientific conferences. He has received Aladdin Lamp Award from the Synchrotron Radiation Center, Wisconsin in 1995, Sloan Research Fellowship Award in 1999, Distinguished Research Award from Boston College in 2003, APS Fellow in 2011, and Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers in 2014.
TANG Chao is a Chair Professor of Physics and Systems Biology at Peking University. He had his undergraduate training at the University of Science and Technology of China, and received a Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Chicago. In his early career, he worked on problems in statistical physics, dynamical system and complex systems. In 1987, along with Per Bak and Kurt Wiesenfeld, he proposed a concept and developed a theory for self-organization in certain complex systems, which they coined self-organized criticality. The model they used to illustrate the idea is referred to as the Bak-Tang-Wiesenfeld "sandpile" model. His current research interest is at the interface between physics and biology. Specifically, he focuses on systems biology and works on problems such as protein folding, cell cycle regulation, function-topology relationship in biological networkand cell fate determination. He was a Professor at the University of California San Francisco before returning to China full-time in 2011. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the founding director of the interdisciplinary Center for Quantitative Biology at Peking University and the founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Quantitative Biology.
Dr. Ho obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1995 from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a Harvard-Smithsonian CfA Postdoctoral Fellow from 1995 to 1998. Since 2000, Dr. Ho has been a full professor of the Carnegie Observatories. Since 2014, Dr. Ho has held a University Chair Professor of Peking University under the Qian Ren recruitment plan, and the director of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics. Dr. Ho’s research covers a number of different, but interrelated areas, using all available observational techniques ranging from radio to X-ray energies. The main topics of his recent work include: physics of active galaxies, including excitation mechanism of emission-line regions, accretion disk models, and jets; search for massive black holes, from star clusters to the centers of galaxies; black hole-galaxy connection; galaxy structure and the origin of the Hubble sequence. Dr. Ho’s research has resulted 551 publications, with a total citation around 28,000 and an h-index over 80. Dr. Ho serves on numerous national and international advisory committees. Over the past few years he has organized 40 major scientific meetings world-wide, and has given over 150 major invited talks and lectures. Dr. Ho has also been very actively involved, in different capacities, in helping to develop astronomy throughout China.