Chinese Top10 Science Breakthroughs of 2015 announced
MAR . 01 2016
Peking University, Feb.27th, 2016: On February 25th,the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology announced Top10 Science Breakthroughs of 2015. Experts also provided explanations for these achievements.
They are: simultaneous quantum teleportation of two inherent properties of the photon, discovery of Weyl Semimetals, revelation of the evolution and diversity of the Ebola virus, the first measurement of the interaction between two antiprotons, discovery of an ultra-luminous quasar with a most massive black hole of the early universe, discovery of East Asia’s earliest ancient human fossil,revelation of human primordial germ cell’s gene expression and epigenetic regulation, analysis of the key molecular mechanism of cell’s inflammatory necrosis, development of carbon-based high-efficiency photolysis aqueous-phase catalyst and single protein molecule detection by magnetic resonance.
Two achievements from Peking University are included: one is the discovery of quasar, led by Professor Wu Xuebing from the School of Physics and the other on primordial germ cell led by Professor Tang Fuchou, from Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center and Professor Qiao Jie, from Third Hospital.
Professor Wu Xuebing and the elaboration expert
Professor Tang Fuchou, Professor Qiao Jie and experts
Chinese Top10 Science Breakthroughs of the Year selection, initiated in 2005, is held by fundamental research administration center of the Ministry of Science and Technology. It is aimed at both motivating scientists and intriguing the public. Researches are recommended by CAS Bulletin and other four science journals. 30 research progresses passed the first round among 256 recommended works, all formally published between 2014 December 1st to 2015 November 30th. The final round was organized in the form of a vote among academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, directors of state key laboratory and other scholars.
Written by: Fu Guirong
Edited by: Xu Liangdi