Discussion Paper - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
A Case Study of a World-Class Research Project Accomplished in China: Lessons for China's Science Policy
It has long been a great Chinese ambition to have a high impact toplevel scientific research conducted in domestic China. In this paper, we provide a case study of the recent discovery of the Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect by the group led by Prof. Qikun Xue at Tsinghua University. We analyze the entire experimental discovery process, explore the research culture developed in this condensed matter and materials physics research group, examine China's funding environment and investigate the functioning of this multi-group collaboration. Lessons from this case study will shed lights on how to foster high impact world-class research institutions in China.
Journal Article - National Science Review
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