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2023 Spring USTC-IOP Symposium for Young Scientists Held in Hefei

Date:14-04-2023 Print

The 2023 Spring USTC-IOP Symposium for Young Scientists was held at the University of Science and Technology of China from April 7 to 9, 2023. The symposium was jointly organized by the Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOP, CAS) and the School of Physical Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), and undertaken by the National Laboratory for Superconductivity. More than 130 participants from the two institutions attended the meeting.

Deputy Director of IOP, Hu Jiangping presented the "Science and Technology Rookie Award" to Guo Erjia and Lu Yaxiang, in recognition of their important work in low-dimensional thin film and interface physics, electrode materials for sodium-ion battery and interface study respectively. Subsequently, Guo Erjia made a report entitled "Precision Synthesis and Probe of Heterogeneous Interface" and Lu Yaxiang made a report entitled "Na-Ion Batteries: Materials & Interfaces".

Invited by the Editorial Office of Chinese Physics Letters (CPL), Ye Yangsen from USTC also made an invited report entitled “Realization of Controlled-Phase Gates in Extensible Superconducting Qubits Design with a Tunable Couple”. CPL Invited Talk, which began in the fall of 2018, has been featured in IOP’s Symposium for Young Scientists, with an aim to encourage Chinese physicists, especially young physicists, to quickly publish their important original papers in CPL’s Express Letters.

During the symposium, 30 young researchers from IOP and USTC reported their latest scientific research achievements. The contents of the reports were novel and rich, involving the basic science and related interdisciplinary fields of condensed matter physics and the frontier of applied technology. The participants also had a warm and active academic discussion. At the end of the report, six "Best Report Awards" were elected through voting. 

In addition to the report and free discussion, the participants also visited the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) of USTC to learn more about the establishment and development of the laboratory, as well as the practical applications of synchrotron radiation light source.

The symposium sets up an excellent academic exchange platform for young researchers from IOP and the School of Physical Sciences, USTC, creates a good academic discussion environment and academic cooperation atmosphere, and provides opportunities and assistance for further in-depth cooperation between the two sides.

Since the spring of 2005, the Symposium for Young Scientists has developed into one of the most influential events of IOP. Generally held twice a year (in spring and autumn), it is organized by IOP’s Key Labs in turns. At the same time, young scholars from universities and research institutes around the symposium venue are invited to present their latest research progress, in order to build a platform for cooperation and exchanges, and create a good academic atmosphere in IOP.

IOP teachers visit the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory

A group photo after the symposium