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The Man Transforming China into a Quantum Superpower

By IQT News posted 12 Nov 2019

(WonderfulEngineering) Jian-Wei Pan, a professor at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), is often referred to as ‘the father of quantum’ in the Chinese media. Jian-Wei Pan is 48 years old and has produced a series of breakthroughs that have helped him become a scientific star in China. His work has helped him obtain appraise from President Xi Jinping.

Jian-Wei Pan Called ‘Father of Quantum’ in China
Jian-Wei Pan became the youngest-ever member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. Jian-Wei Pan said in an earlier interview, ‘We were only the follower and the learner at the birth of modern information science. Now we have a chance … to be a leader.’ Jian-Wei Pan wants to create a globe-spanning constellation of satellites that will help create a super-secure quantum internet. He also wishes to help China catch up with and overtake the US in creating powerful quantum computers.

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