Future Science Prize Winner
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.