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Pan Jianwei Honored with Fresnel Prize

The European Physical Society addressed a letter to Prof. Pan Jianwei (J. W. Pan), physicist of the CAS-affiliated University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), awarding him the 2005 Fresnel Prize of the European Physical Society to praise him for his outstanding contribution to experimental research on quantum teleportation, entanglement purification, and multi-photon entanglement. The awarding ceremony was held at the European Annual Meeting on Quantum Electronics and Quantum Photics on June 14 in Munich, Germany.

 Prof. Pan graduated from the Department of Modern Physics, USTC, in 1992, and received his Ph. D from the University of Vienna in 1999. He has been engaged in the studies into quantum information for many years. Some of his pioneering work in the field includes the first realization of quantum teleportation, entanglement swapping, preparation and manipulation of three-, four- and five-photon entanglement, and entanglement purification, of which the experiment on the five-photon entanglement was fully completed in China, which was published in the British Journal Nature last year.

Paper on New Discovery of Bird Flue by Chinese Scientists Published on Science

New achievements were made on Research of the Infection of H5N1 bird flue on waterfowl at the Qinghai Lake.

On July 6, the Journal of Science published a paper entitled the Infection of H5N1 Bird Flue on the Migratory Birds, written by Liu Jinhua and Gao Fu, Chinese scientists. This article describes the outbreak of H5N1 bird flue among wild waterfowl at the Qinghai Lake in western China. This is the first description about wild waterfowl (more than 1000 birds), which can be infected by H5N1 bird flue, and caused death of a large number of waterfowls.

Analysis made by the Chinese scientists on the genomes of the virus indicates that the three pathogencity islands representing highly pathogenic H5N1, exists in the viruses.

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