The international impact of physics at HUST is quickly increasing. HUST is the unique university in the world, which hasthree affiliated National Laboratoriesrelated to Physics: The Wuhan National Laboratory of Optoelectronics, National Pulsed High Magnetic Field Center, and the National Precise Gravity Measurement Facility 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.
Scientific researchers from National Precise Gravity Measurement Facility measured out the most precise Gravitational Constant G in the world, which is written into textbooks of China’s middle school and developed the first high-precision quantum gravimeter in China. it was praised as the "Gravity Center of the World" by international counterparts. Supported by 3 national scientific research platforms, we builtMOE Key Laboratory of Fundamental Quantities Measurement and Hubei Key Laboratory of Gravitation and Quantum Physics. We establishedInstitute for Quantum Science and Engineering of Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Department of Astronomy, which realized balanced and integrated development of Physics.Based on disciplines, we have established15 research groupswith each group consisting of full-time faculty members and PhD students. Every research group has a principal investigator (PI) who is responsible for the scientific research and student education of the group. The PI must be a full-time professor and has already been responsible for cultivating several graduate students with high quality. Nevertheless, the group members can be from other schools and universities overall in the world.