Since its establishment in 1973, the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) has experienced significant growth and difficult
| Dr. WANG Yifang|
times as well. It is now developed with three major research directions: particle physics and astrophysics, advanced accelerator physics and technologies, synchrotron and nuclear radiation technologies and applications. Taking the advantages of mega-science facilities and inter-disciplinary interactions, IHEP has become a large comprehensive and internationally renowned institution on basic and applied sciences, playing a significant role in the nation’s innovation system.
In the new century, IHEP encounters unprecedented opportunities but faces also great challenges. The completion of the Beijing Electron Positron Collider (BEPCII) signals IHEP’s role as an advanced institution in the world for the accelerator and detector technologies, but in the mean time requires us to obtain first-class physics results. The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment leads our neutrino physics program to the international focal point.
The newly-launched China Spallation Neutron Source is actually a touchstone for IHEP’s innovation and organization capabilities, since off-site large science project construction will become normal for IHEP. For CSNS we have to go to Guangdong, for cosmic ray research we have to go to Tibet, for neutrino and dark matter searches we have to go deep underground. In addition, we are heavily involved in space projects such as satellites and space station. The R&D of the Accelerator Driven Sub-critical System (ADS) and the Beijing Light Source will bring us beyond 2020. In light of the new environment and challenges, we shall increase significantly the number of our research talents, establish a modern management system, and improve our research atmosphere.
The glorious history and a bright future of IHEP depend on our staff's wisdom and hard work, and also depend on the support of our nation and society. With all our efforts, we shall be able to complete all the tasks and contribute significantly to the nation’s innovation system, and our civilization.