Fu­ture Science Prize Win­ner

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China’s Fu­ture Science Prize an­nounced win­ners for 2017 in the ar­eas of life science, phys­i­cal science, math­e­mat­ics and com­puter science on Septem­ber 9.

Pan Jian­wei, 47, won the Phys­i­cal Science Prize. The physi­cist at the Univer­sity of Science and Tech­nol­ogy of China was awarded for his in­no­va­tion of quan­tum op­ti­cal tech­nol­ogy which en­ables prac­ti­cal im­ple­men­ta­tion of se­cure com­mu­ni­ca­tion through quan­tum key dis­tri­bu­tion. He was the lead re­searcher of the iconic trans­mis­sion of en­tan­gle pho­tons across 1,200 km us­ing Mi­cius Satel­lite in June this year.

Other win­ners are Shi Yigong and Xu Chenyang, who won the Life Science Prize and the Math­e­mat­ics and Com­puter Science Prize re­spec­tively.

The Fu­ture Science Prize is a non­govern­men­tal award es­tab­lished in 2016 by sci­en­tists and en­trepreneurs in China. The prizes are in­sti­tuted to re­ward sci­en­tists who make out­stand­ing sci­en­tific con­tri­bu­tions in greater China. Win­ners are not lim­ited to Chi­nese na­tion­als.

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