Zeiss Research Award Goes to Jian-Wei Pan, China’s “Father of Quantum”

Quantum cryptography trailblazer Pan wins Zeiss Research Award

+  Jian-Wei Pan, a professor at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, has won the latest Zeiss Research Award – a prestigious prize that has proved a precursor to Nobel recognition on several occasions.

+  Best known for his research group’s demonstration of intercontinental satellite-based quantum key distribution (QKD) in 2017, Pan’s postgraduate studies took place at the Technical University of Vienna, under the supervision of QKD pioneer Anton Zeilinger.

Jian-Wei Pan’s group was first to demonstrate ultra-secure satellite links based on entangled photons.

+  Zeiss points out that one of the most remarkable results of Jian-Wei Pan’s research is the distribution of entangled photons over a distance of 1200 km, said to be the longest distance ever reached by far. That feat was achieved using China’s “Micius” satellite, in collaboration with Zeilinger’s laboratory.

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