ECNU holds Chinese-Russian Conference on Precision Metrology Fundamentals and Applications


From November 25th to 27th, the Chinese-Russian Conference on Precision Metrology Fundamentals and Applications was convened at ECNU, hosted by the School of Physics and Electronic Science and the State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy (SKLPS). More than 40 experts and scholars from China and Russia were invited to deliver lectures, and carried out in-depth academic exchanges on the latest progress and development trends in precision metrology and relevant research directions. Over 200 people attended the conference physically or virtually. Wu Haibin, Deputy Dean of the School of Physics and Electronic Science presided over the opening ceremony of the conference.

ECNU President Qian Xuhong said that ECNU and Russia/Soviet Union have enjoyed a long history and a good foundation of cooperation in the field of education. Currently, ECNU has established cooperation with more than 30 universities and colleges in Russia, and has actively explored academic exchanges, talent cultivation, and scientific research etc. President Qian particularly pointed out that this conference would certainly promote in-depth exchanges and cooperation between experts and scholars from China and Russia in the field of precision metrology.

ECNU President Qian Xuhong

Prof. Vadim P. Veiko from ITMO University delivered a speech virtually in which he emphasized the importance of such academic exchanges and hoped that through this conference everyone would gain fresh ideas.

Prof. Vadim P. Veiko

Cheng Ya, Dean of the School of Physics and Electronic Science, and Director of SKLPS, stated that precision metrology is a frontier field of physics and is important in strategic applications such as communications and national security. He added that it was a pity that the conference could not be held offline due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but “this does not affect our friendship which will endure like the atoms and molecules in the universe”, and hoped all experts would learn from each other, exchange ideas and create a better world with the power of science.

Zhang Shian, Deputy Director of SKLPS comprehensively introduced the laboratory from the aspects of history, faculty, and research direction.

The three-day thematic academic report conference was divided into nine sessions, with more than forty experts and scholars delivering lectures from universities and research institutions such as P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ITMO University, Belarusian State University, University of Oxford, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics (WIPM) of Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Time Service Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking University, Fudan University, University of Science and Technology of China, Nanjing University, and Shanxi University.

The scholars had in-depth exchanges and heated discussions on topics such as atomic clock/optical clock, ultracold atoms/molecules, quantum optics, photonic integrated chips, and nonlinear optics. Additionally, they discussed the cutting-edge development in the field of precision metrology and the important role of innovative technologies, and shared the important progress in new principles, new technologies and cutting-edge applications.

Source: State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy 

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