21-25 October 2018
Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China
Asia/Shanghai timezone

About CAPT


The Center for Applied Physics and Technology (CAPT) was founded on December 23, 2007, chaired by Academician Xian-Tu He, a renowned theoretical physicist.

The missions of CAPT are as follows.
- To substantiate the fundamental researches for national major demands such as laser inertial confinement fusion;
- To probe into challenging scientific research frontiers including high energy density physics;
- To promote academic interactions both domestic and international; and
- To train and educate devoted and innovative young scientists.


68 researchers include:
Four members of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Six Cheung Kong Scholars
Fifteen Distinguished Young Scholars
Two recipients Youth Thousand Talent Program

Two recipient Thousand Talent Program

Some recent research topics of CAPT are as follows.
- High energy density condensed-matter physics including warm dense matter physics etc.;
- Exploration and computational design of new materials with novel properties;
- Atomic physics in the field of intense lasers;Energetic charged-particle acceleration physics under strong fields;
- Laser-plasma physics;
- Hydrodynamic instabilities and compressible turbulence;
- Scientific computing relevant to the above subjects.

CAPT has carried out more than sixty research projects in the field of high energy density physics, and published about eight hundred papers since 2007. Many of them appeared in upper-class journals such as Nature Physics, Nature Communication, Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences of the United States of America, Physical Review Letters, Nano Letters, Advanced Materials, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, etc. In Physical Review Letters alone, CAPT members have published more than thirty papers.

CAPT has now become one of the major research centers on high energy density physics in China, and caught attention among the international academic community. Based on CAPT, we have been approved to establish the Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of High Energy Density Physics Simulations, the Research Base of Fundamental Science and Technology, and the Peking University Branch of Ministry of Education IFSA Center. CAPT hosted International Conference on High Energy Density Physics, as well as many research workshops and symposiums. These activities offer opportunities to promote interactions among domestic and international scientists, and the impact of China researchers.

About Peking University

Peking University (PKU) is a comprehensive and national key university in China. The campus, known as "Yan Yuan"(the garden of Yan), stands near to the Summer Palace and the Yuanming Yuan (Old Summer Palace), featuring a beautiful traditional Chinese architecture style. An excellent transportation network of bus and subway puts PKU within easy reach of urban center, airport and major tourist attractions.

PKU has been a leading institution in China’s higher education since its very establishment in 1898. Over the past century, it has developed into a comprehensive institution of higher learning, embracing diverse branches of knowledge such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of medicine, management, and education. Its inclusiveness of liberal arts and sciences highlights the University’s long-standing strength in a well-balanced disciplinary structure.

PKU is also known for comprehensively developed students and highly qualified teachers and researchers. According to the latest statistics, the university has 14,576 undergraduate students, 14,783 master degree candidates and 9,400 doctoral candidates. Among the 6,711 full-time faculties, 2,247 are professors and 2,144 are associate professors, along with 67 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and 11 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

More information about Peking University can be found at http://english.pku.edu.cn/.

P.S.  Peking and Beijing are the old and new name of the same city. The word “Peking” stemmed from the Wade-Giles transcription system, which was based on the pronunciation from some local dialects of China. Peking University employed that word since 1912. The Chinese government decided to adopt the Scheme of the Pinyin Romanization System in 1958, which is the official phonetic system for transcribing the Mandarin pronunciations of Chinese characters into the Latin alphabet. The word "Beijing" is from that new scheme, and now has been used as the city's name worldwide. But the usage of “Peking” can still be seen in some proper nouns such as Peking Man and Peking Duck. Peking University has also followed this routine in case of any unwanted confusion. About Peking Man and Peking Duck please see: