Yu-Ao CHEN

University of Science and Technology of China

 Yu-Ao Chen has done outstanding research on experimental quantum information and quantum simulation based on manipulation of photons and atoms. He is a Fellow of the OSA. In the past years, Yu-Ao Chen together with his colleagues has performed a number of significant experiments in the field, which were featured widely in scientific news services like: Nature and Nature journals, Physics World, Physics News Update, Scientific American and so on. He received many prestigious prizes including the 2013 Fresnel Prize for fundamental aspects from the European Physical Society, the Qiu Shi Outstanding Youth Scholar in China and the 2016 Young Scientist Award for the Commission on AMO from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. Meanwhile, since 2013, he was appointed as the Chief Engineer for Quantum Communication Beijing-Shanghai Backbone project, which aiming a quantum secure communication network from Beijing to Shanghai over more than 2000 kilometers. Based on the Beijing-Shanghai Backbone, currently real-world applications by banks, securities and insurance companies are on trial…