On October 22nd, 2020, Professor Jia Suotang from Shanxi University was invited to visit the College of Physics and Optoelectronics and the Key Lab of Advanced Transducers and Intelligent Control System, Ministry of Education for guidance and communication. He made a report in conference room 709 of the Science and Technology Building. Some teachers and students listened to the report.
Professor Jia Suotang is former President of North University of China and President of Shanxi University, PhD supervisor, Chief Scientist of the National key basic research development program (973 Program), project leader of Introducing Talents of Discipline to Universities (Program of the Ministry of Education of China), Head of the China International Cooperation Center, the Ministry of Science and Technology. He is also the director of the Collaborative Innovation Centre for Extreme Optics in Shanxi Province. He enjoys the special allowance of the State Council, and was selected into the cross-century talent training program of the Ministry of Education in 2002. He is also the Vice President of the Chinese Optical Society, the President of the Shanxi Optical Society, an expert in the overall expert group of the “Quantum Regulation and Quantum Information” key project of the Ministry of Science and Technology, a member of the Physics Department and the Management Department of the Science and Technology Commission, the Ministry of Education and the Vice Chairman of the National Steering Committee of Physics Teaching of the Ministry of Education.
Professor Jia has long been engaged in research on laser spectroscopy, nonlinear optics and quantum information, and has been the first to build an experimental platform for ultracold molecules in China. Significant progress has been made in the preparation of ultra-cold homonuclear molecules, the preparation of heteronuclear molecules, and precision spectroscopy. His team has researched on ultracold Riedberg atoms, single-molecule physics, novel photoacoustic spectroscopy, and high-sensitivity spectroscopy applications, and has many distinctive achievements. He has chaired 15 national research projects and more than 20 provincial and ministerial projects, including the 973 Preliminary Research Project, the Key Project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Major Research Instrument Development Project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the Surface Project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has published 13 first-zone papers in top journals at home and abroad, including Nature Communications and Physical Review Letters. He received three first-class awards and two second-class awards in science and technology of Shanxi Province. He was awarded more than 50 national invention patents.
Professor Jia gave a lecture entitled “Microwave Electric Field Measurement Based on Rydberg Atoms”. He mainly introduced the use of laser excitation to generate Rydberg atomic quantum states to form microwave sensors and then realize the highly sensitive measurement of microwave electric field, which can be used in radar, microchip and biomolecule detection. During the communication, teachers and students asked a lot of questions, and Professor Jia gave detailed answers patiently and shared his research experience with the audience.
In addition, Professor Jia also gave a presentation entitled “Introduction to the Construction and Development of Physics Discipline in Shanxi University” and gave helpful advice on the development of the discipline in our college. Professor Jia also visited some laboratories and gave guidance on related research work.