PAN Jianwei, male, Ph.D., is a professor and doctoral supervisor at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). From 1987 to 1995, Pan studied at USTC, where he had received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in succession. In October 1996, he attended the Institute for Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck, Austria to pursue his doctoral studies. In cooperation with Dr. Bomi Thistle and others in the Netherlands, he successively achieved the remote transmission of unknown quantum state for the first time. The study, published in the authoritative journal Nature has been selected by the journal as one of the classics of the twentieth century.
Pan has long been engaged in the research of quantum information and has achieved great research results. On May 22, the journal Nature published as its cover story Pan and his collaborator’s findings on experimental entanglement purification of arbitrary unknown states with Pan listed as the first author. Quantum information technology is a new interdisciplinary subject. As a new communication measure, distant quanta have invisible transmission abilities with high confidentiality and security so it has great value in both research and application. In recent years, world quantum information research has achieved a series of breakthroughs while the distance limitation of quanta invisible transmission remains a problem. Pan and his colleagues hope to achieve a breakthrough in solving this problem as the next step in their research.
Prof. Pan has made great accomplishments in his field of study. He has gained the Austrian Academy of Sciences Award in 2003 due to his achievement on the research of quanta invisible transmission and purification of quanta entanglement. He is the first scientist from China to obtain this award.