The School of Physics has four key research areas including optics, condensed matter physics, particle and nuclear physics, and plasma physics. Optics is one of the state key disciplines equipped with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) key laboratories and Heilongjiang Provincial key laboratories. While simultaneously promoting basic and interdisciplinary scientific research, the school of physics carries out researches in micro-nano optical regulation and application, photoelectric functional materials, quantum detection, plasma, and particle physics. We undertook one major project of the 973 Program, and led the planning and construction of three areas of the Space Environment Ground Simulation Infrastructure of the National Big Science Project, including atomic molecular physics, space particle radiation, and plasma environment research. Under the guidance of academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), Dr. Yueguang Lv and Dr. Min Gu, our school has made great progress over recent years with high-quality research achievements. In the past five years, more than 600 SCI papers have been published in high-impact peer-reviewed journals including Physical Review Letters, the Science family of journals, the Nature family of journals, Advanced MaterialsLight, and Physical Review Journals. Our discipline listed among top 1% of global ESI list in 2011, ranked 12th by the Ministry of Education, and ranked B+ in the 2016 national discipline assessment.

    The School of Physics attaches great importance to building a strong faculty team and supporting students’ learning and research. We have a National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center for applied physics, an MIIT and Provincial College Physics Experimental Demonstration Center, and a Provincial Virtual Experimental Teaching Center. Our MIIS Research Teaching Innovation Team and Heilongjiang Provincial Physics Teaching and Research Team provide faculty with teacher training and rich resources. Many instructors won awards in national teaching competitions; One of them won the first place in the National Junior Faculty Teaching Competition in physics. Our undergraduate team participated in the China Undergraduate Physics Tournament (CUPT) and won the National Special Award for 6 consecutive years from 2014 to 2019, 4 of which were national champions. The undergraduate team won the Special Award of the 2019 National Material Design Invitational Tournament. The Youth League Branch of class 1311101 was awarded as the National Demonstration Youth League Branch, and Hanqi Feng won the National Top 100 Youth League Secretary.

    The School of Physics values opening up and international communication. The Sino-Russia Joint Research Center for Plasma Physics and Application is established, and the Sino-Russia Joint Campus project is currently under construction. We now have 2 foreign chief academic advisors, 2 special lecturers, and 2 foreign instructors.

    The School of Physics will continue to develop upon its existing key areas with a focus on interdisciplinary research and innovation and the construction of basic infrastructure. By actively training and bringing in talented junior faculty, we are advancing the scientific and technological research and fostering innovative students in an open and inclusive environment.