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"Aligning with Science and Technology" is a key element of the Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network (YCYW) missions. It reflects our unwavering dedication to nurturing a profound interest and passion for science and technology among our students. We are committed to creating opportunities for them to engage in cutting-edge technological exploration actively. To achieve this, we have formed a long-term partnership with the Hong Kong STEM Education Alliance (The Alliance), focusing on developing school science and innovation education. One of the remarkable initiatives stemming from this collaboration is the “Science and Innovation Lecture”, in conjunction with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), which invites renowned Chinese scientists to deliver captivating talks on science and innovation, igniting students' passion for these fields. Additionally, our 'Scientists on Campus' programme offers students a unique glimpse into the world of scientists. It allows them to grasp the essence of scientific inquiry, stay updated on cutting-edge research, and learn about the methodologies that drive scientific discovery.
This year, YCYW has the privilege of hosting Professor Xu Feihu from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)and Changjiang Scholar of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to deliver “A quantum leap for information technology” lecture at YCIS Shanghai Pudong Century Park Campus on 25 September 2023, drawing an expected audience of senior secondary school students and educators from Shanghai and its vicinity as well as those from YCIS Hong Kong and other YCYW network schools, who will be joining the lecture and a Q & A session online and offline.
Quantum information is a fundamentally new science and technology which has the potential to renovate information technology, known as the second quantum revolution. Professor Xu Feihu's remarkable contributions to the field made him the perfect guide to help students delve into the fascinating realm of quantum physics. He will introduce the basic concepts of quantum technology and the research fronts on quantum communication, quantum computing and quantum metrology. Professor Xu Feihu's remarkable contributions to the field made him the perfect guide to help students delve into the fascinating realm of quantum physics. His expertise is believed to leave an indelible impression on our students, inspiring them to explore the limitless possibilities of the quantum world.
Professor Xu Feihu is a distinguished physicist, holding a tenured position in the Department of Physics at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) as a Professor and Doctoral Tutor. Before joining USTC, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2015-2017. He received an M.A.Sc and Ph. D from the University of Toronto in 2011 and 2015. He works on quantum information science and single-photon imaging and has co-authored more than 100 journal papers, including publications in Reviews of Modern Physics (RMP), Nature, Nature Photonics, Physical Review Letters (PRL) and Physical Review X (PRX), etc. He is a fellow of Optica and a fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP). He is the recipient of the International Quantum Technology Early Career Scientist Award, the Changjiang Scholar, the Xplore Prize, the MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 of China, the OCPA Outstanding Dissertation Award and the QCrypt Best Paper Award.
【Speaker】Professor Xu Feihu
【Time】25 September 2023, 2:00 – 3:30pm
【Venue】 Yew Chung International School Shanghai Pudong Century Park Campus（1433 Dongxiu Road, Pudong, Shanghai, 200127, PRC）
【Audience】Offline: Yew Chung Yew Wah secondary school students and teachers from Shanghai and surrounding regions; Online: students from YCIS Hong Kong and Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network