The CAS Innovation Center for Particle Physics Frontiers was founded in Beijing on January 22. Prof. ZHAN Wenlong, CAS Vice President attended the plate-unveiling ceremony for the center.
China has a firm place in the worldwide research of particle physics. Relying on the current scientific facilities in China, the center will collaborate with international counterparts and participate in the frontiers research at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other facilities.
Talents from home and abroad will be brought in to build this center into a top-notch research base with an international influence in neutrino physics, new hadron physics and high energy frontiers. Based at the Institute of High Energy Physics, the center is also joined by the Institute of Theoretical Physics and another eight China’s top universities.
The center now has attracted a team of about 200 scientists in the research of the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment, the Beijing Spectrometer (BESIII) at the Upgraded Beijing Electron Positron Collider and the international collaboration at LHC. A series of world-renown scientific achievements were published in recent years, which included the discovery of a new kind of neutrino transformation at Daya Bay experiment, the discovery of the electrically-charged Zc(3900), a four-quark object at BESIII, and contribution to the discovery of the Higgs particle at LHC.
At the ceremony, ZHAN introduced the CAS program that includes five top innovation centers in China. Being one of the five centers, the center for particle physics aims to achieve innovations in particle physics and to offer steady support for leading talents by carrying major science and technology missions.