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Three Achievements of IOP Selected as Major Achievements in the 1st Phase of CAS "First Mover" Plan

Date:07-08-2020 Print

Recently, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has selected, among all achievements made in the first phase of the "First Mover" Plan, 59 major scientific and technological achievements and landmark progress, in accordance with the "Three Orientations." Among them, 18 are aiming for world's scientific and technological frontier, 29 for major national needs and 12 for the national economic development. Three achievements mainly completed by the Institute of Physics (IOP) of the CAS, namely "Theoretical Prediction and Experimental Discovery of Massless Fermions in a Solid," "Observation of Majorana Bound State in an Iron-based Superconductor" and "Experimental Discovery of Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect," were selected.

Since the implementation of the "First Mover" Plan in 2014, IOP has been consistently deepening the reform of the scientific and technological system, while adhering to the goal of "Three Orientations" and the basic realization of the "Four Firsts." So far, IOP has taken the global scientific frontier in fields such as superconductivity, topology, nanoscale physics, surface physics, extreme conditions physics, among others. IOP has provided strong support for national economic development in areas such as magnetism, optics, advanced materials, clean energy and other fields. In addition to focusing on fundamental research and taking root in Zhongguancun, IOP has also actively participated in the construction of the Huairou Science City of  the Beijing National Science and Innovation Center, the Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) Science and Innovation Center, and the Yangtze River Delta Physics Research Center, making important contributions to the construction of a powerful country in science and technology.

Links to Major Scientific and Technological Achievements and Symbolic Progress in the First Phase of the "First Mover" Plan of CAS: