Optics at Peking University

Kebin Shi

Peking University, one of the most reputable universities in China, has boosted its optics research—which spans from fundamental physical optics to application-orientated areas such as nanophotonics, silicon photonics, optical communications and quantum optics.


Boya Pagoda, one of the campus landmarks.

Peking University is one of China’s earliest national universities. It was established in 1898, during the late Qing dynasty in the 19th century. Nestled in a historic neighborhood in northwest Beijing, the university’s scenic main campus now hosts about 12,000 undergraduate students, 13,000 graduates, 2,000 international students and 4,000 academic staff. It has long been known as one of the top-tier comprehensive universities in China, and it holds a state reputation for its leading position in both natural and social science.

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