Zhao Zhongxian

Chinese Academy of Sciences


Materials Sciences

A physicist with over four decades of experience with superconductors, Zhao was presented the Preeminent Science and Technology Award by President Xi Jinping at a ceremony in 2017. Zhao, the director of the National Laboratory for Superconductivity, is known for his research on low temperature physics, where matter starts to display quantum properties such as the quantum Hall effect, as well as for his research on high temperature superconductors.

(Photo: Qiu Shi Science and Technologies Foundation)

  • 2017 Preeminent Science and Technology Award

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