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Wuhan University Academician Li Deren wins China's top National Science and Technology Award


China’s 2023 National Science and Technology Awards were unveiled in Beijing on June 24, with Academicians Li Deren and Xue Qikun receiving the highest honor in China's science and technology sector.

Li Deren, a renowned photogrammetry and remote sensing expert, has dedicated his career to advancing China's capabilities in surveying and remote sensing for earth observation. He has overcome the high-precision processing problems of remote sensing satellite images by mastering the core technology of global high-precision positioning and mapping of satellite remote sensing, and has led his team to develop a fully automatic high-precision airborne and ground measurement system, making outstanding contributions to the building of China's high-precision and high-resolution earth observation system.

Xue Qikun is a distinguished scientist of condensed matter physics, who has achieved multiple scientific breakthroughs. He led his team to make the first experimental observation of the quantum anomalous Hall effect, which has had a significant academic impact in the international arena. They also discovered interface-enhanced high-temperature superconductivity in the heterostructure system, which opened up a new direction of research in the field of high-temperature superconductivity.

Source: Xinhua News Agency

Photo by Xiong Qi

Translated by Xu Xiyuan

Edited by Sylvia Schroeder