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Jiazhong Hu

A new method of laser cooling that can directly cool the atoms into Bose-Einstein condensates.

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Tsinghua University


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In 2007, Jiazhong Hu has boarded the podium of International Physics Olympiad as a member of the national team of China. After high school, Hu went to Tsinghua University and MIT and obtained his doctorate in 2017. His academic advisor at MIT was Prof. Wolfgang Ketterle, a Nobel Laureate in 2001. In 2017, Hu invented a new method of laser cooling that can directly cool the atoms into Bose-Einstein condensates, which had troubled the physics community for 30 years.   

In May 2019, Hu proposed a new architecture of quantum simulations. By applying the Feshbach resonances, one can modulate the scattering length between atoms whose underlining physics is exactly the same as the particle creations in the universe and cosmology.   

In February 2019, Hu integrated the techniques of machine learnings into quantum simulations where the algorithm automatically finds out the underlining many-body physics in a complex experiment. The actual physics process is too complex for such an experiment to be fully manually-resolved.   

In 2019, Hu joined Tsinghua University to build a new team working in quantum simulations and quantum computations. His specific direction is the research and development of quantum control technology using the cold atom experimental platform. Currently, he is working on a new design of quantum network nodes based on cold atoms and cavity QED. The apparatus is still in the stage of building, but there are already some interesting preliminary results. He has theoretically proved that this new quantum network node can generate at least 2000-qubit maximally-entangled states with high robustness and experimental accessibilities. If this project can succeed, it will be an extraordinary new record of entanglement manipulations.