The Institute of Physics,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, is a multidisciplinary institution whose
research activity encompasses condensed matter physics, optical physics,
atomic and molecular physics, plasma physics, and theoretical physics,
etc. It has three state key laboratories (laboratories for magnetism,
superconductivity, and surface physics), four open laboratories
(laboratories for optical physics, electron microscopy, vacuum physics,
and physics under extreme conditions) and other 4 institute-run
laboratories (laboratories for soft matter physics, condensed matter
theory and materials computation, Nanoscaled physics and devices,
microengineering). The institute locates at Zhong-Guan-Cun, the
High-tech zone, to the northwest of the city of Beijing, China.
The Institute of
Physics is one of the most fruitful research institutions in China.
In 1996 the center for condensed matter physics was grounded in the
institute, and in 2003 the Ministry for Science and Technology
decided to transform the institute into a national laboratory. The
institute plays an active role in the physical research of China and
has been carrying out many significant programs such the “973”,
“863” projects, and those from National Natural Science Foundation
of China and from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The Institute of
Physics has a very spirited research team which is able to perform
competitive study in many forefronts of physics. It has a staff of
102 senior researchers, among which 13 Academicians of the Chinese
Academy of Sciences. Its physics education ranks number one in
China. Since 1978, more than 800 postgraduates have won their doctor
title and more than 200 young scientists have performed the postdoctrate research in the institute.
students from every corner of the world are welcome to join in the
institute of physics, to continue their education and training as a
post-graduate or postdoctor, thus to actualize their dream of being
an outstanding physicist.