Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Physics at Peking University!1032D

Physics is concerned with the study of the universe from the smallest to the largest scale. Discoveries in physics have formed the foundation of countless technological advances and the contributions to solving global problems.

It is my honor and privilege to receive an opportunity to guide the School where I was extraordinarily fortunate to pursue my education in the 1970-80s.

The School has an outstanding historical record of impressive achievements. Our tradition of excellence has been established by many eminent professors, lecturers and a large amount of baccalaureate and doctoral degrees we have produced for decades, and as a result, the School is consistently top-ranked in the nation.

The School is diverse in its teaching programs and research interests that span discipline from theoretical to the experimental. With more than 210 affiliated faculty members, 1150+ graduate and 780+ undergraduate physics majors and 100+ postdoctoral fellows, it promotes a lively intellectual environment that everybody can thrive in, and emphasis is placed on inspiring and encouraging our students to be at the forefront of the next generation of leading physicists or in the science-driven high-tech industrial world. Aside from continuous degree programs, our students’ horizons are broaden by co-curricular initiatives and activities.

The School has attracted a number of distinguished scientists with international stature in recognition of their scientific backgrounds. The cutting-edge research are carried out by vibrant community at state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories that bring transformative and inter-disciplinary perspectives to address fundamental questions, to satisfy human curiosity, to promote the public understanding, and to help improve the quality of our lives.

Motivated by a strong commitment to ensure the School will be as creative and inclusive as ever, I very much look forward to working with everyone enthusiastic and most able in the years that followed as we collectively enhance and realize the full potential of the School that is poised to reach greater height, and amplify the major impacts that the School can make to science and on ever-changing society.

Dean of the School of Physics, Peking University