On May 19th, Physics Review Letters published the latest result of the team led by Prof. Cai Jianming in the School of Physics about the diamond-based quantum sensing and quantum metrology. The paper is entitled Scheme for Detection of Single-molecule Radical Pair Reaction Using Spin in Diamond. Prof. Cai is the corresponding author of this paper and the postdoc researcher Liu Haibin is the first author. Prof. Martin B. Plenio in the University of Ulm in Germany, who is an adjunct professor at the School of Physics of HUST also participated in this work.
There are two undergraduate majors in the School of Physics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, including Physics and Applied Physics, with over 600 undergraduate students and more than 450 Master students&PHD. The School arranges academic staff members for students as academic advisor, who provide all-around guidance for students' study, life and career planning.  The objective of the majors is to cultivate future scientists. We have tailored our curriculum to provide students with a broad and solid foundation of Physical theories, enhanced capability of mathematical and logical analyses, and a good skill of hands-on and experimental analyses. Some concentrations, including theoretical physics, plasma physics, condensed-matter & materials physics, optics, astrophysics, nuclear and particle physics, precision measurement physics, are built to provide students a comprehensive understanding on the state of the arts in physics. The goal is to let students have concrete background knowledge for doing research in the future whatever in frontier science and advanced technology. The college has a physics postdoctoral level subjects; doctoral and master's degree granting disciplines of physics (which contains theoretical physics, optics, condensed matter physics, plasma physics, radio physics, atomic and molecular physics, material physics and precision measurement multiple disciplines doctoral and other physical and chemical). Physics Hubei Province level key disciplines. College of the existing "gravitation and quantum physics" Hubei Key Laboratory; MOST "gravitational and tidal observation stations"; Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education "Basic physical measurement" and "Gravity navigation" Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education (Class B ); in May 2015 as the main hospital I assume precision gravity surveys major infrastructure technology infrastructure project proposal has been approved by the national Development and Reform Commission. College is also actively involved in Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (chips) and the construction of pulsed magnetic field experimental device. College adhere to the construction of disciplines concise directions, highlighting features; integration of forces, expand the scale; strengthen basic, the highlight of; openness, cooperation and expand the influence of building ideas. College will focus on precise gravity measurements good opportunity for major technology-based platform facilities construction, the integration of forces, to introduce high-end talent.
The School of Physics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology is among the fastest-developing Physics Faculty in the world. Started in 1983 as a small department, the Faculty contains now 120 tenured and tenure-track members, with 50 professors and 50 associated professors; many of them have honorable records: 3 are members of the National Academy of Science (2 adjunct), 3 are Yangtze-Professors, 5 won the NSF Distinguished Young Scholarship, 6 were selected into the National 1000-Young-Talents Program…… The Faculty has more than 10 high-level research groups, including the “NSF Renovation Group for Gravitational Theory and Experiment” and the “MOE Renovation Group for Ultrafast Optics”. The MOE ranking of HUST physics rose from 19th in 2007 to be 12th in 2012. And in the past 3 years, the Faculty continued be in a rapidly uprising stage: obtaining about 30 new NSF grants each year, with over 100 research projects ongoing via a total funding over 100 million RMB, publishing over 500 SCI papers with more and more in prestigious journals.   The international impact of physics at HUST is quickly increasing. HUST is the unique university in the world which has three affiliated National Laboratories related to Physics: The Wuhan National Laboratory of Optoelectronics, National Pulsed High Magnetic Field Center, and the National Precision Gravitational Measurement Facility under construction led by the School of Physics. They strongly support the research of AMO, condensed matter physics, precision measurement, fundamental theoretical physics and test of fundamental physical laws, and geophysics, etc.
In the School of Physics, there are 121 full-time academic staff members, including 50 professors, 53 associate professors. Their awards &acheivements list as follows. Chinese Academy of Sciences 3 (including double-employed academicians); 2 people was hired as the National Key Basic Research and Development Program (973 Program) project chief scientist;3 people named Distinguished Professor of "Cheung Kong Scholars Program";  5 approved the National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation; 2 people approved national outstanding Youth Science Foundation; 9 people selected "Young people plan"; 4 won the "National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award"; 2 won the "National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation teacher" title; "Gravitational experimental and theoretical research" team won the title of National Natural Science Foundation of "Innovation Research Group" ; "Ultrafast Optical" Team selected innovation team development plan ".