Tsung-Dao Lee Institute set to be completed in 2020
A rendering of the Tsung-Dao Lee Institute, which is expected to be completed in August 2020 [Photo/pdtimes.com.cn]
Construction on the Tsung-Dao Lee Institute in Shanghai Zhangjiang Science City is scheduled to be completed in August 2020, local media reported on Aug 13.
Established in 2016 after Tsung-Dao Lee, a renowned American-Chinese physicist and Nobel laureate, the Tsung-Dao Lee Institute aims to become a world's top academic institution, gathering top scientists as well as being a hotbed of major scientific breakthroughs.
An artist's rendering of the laboratory building of the Tsung-Dao Lee Institute [Photo/pdtimes.com.cn]
The laboratory building of the institute, covering an area of 56,000 square meters, is composed of 22 laboratories, with dark matter and neutrinos, astrophysics, and topological superconductor quantum computation being the top three experimental platforms.
Aside from different laboratories, an underground laser hall to support astrophysics is also under construction. The hall is the first of its kind in China.
With a focus on particle physics, quantum physics, astronomy and astrophysics, the institute is modeled on world-famous research centers such as the Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton. It will tackle the most important scientific issues of the 21st century.