The existence of theoretical physics program in Beijing Normal University can be traced back to the earliest generation of teachers of theoretical physics instructed by distinguished Prof. Zhang Zongsui during his tenure in Beijing Normal University as well as young and middle-aged physics talents who returned from Europe and US upon completion of their studies. Since 1980 when CAS fellow Prof. Huang Zuqia started his tenure in Beijing Normal University, a strongly competitive team of theoretical physics researchers came into Beijing with Prof. Huang at the center. The theoretical program was authorized to confer doctoral degree in 1981 and was selected as national key program of theoretical physics in 2001 before successfully passing a new round of assessment by Ministry of Education in 2007. In recent years, with the support of 211 Project of Ministry of Education and 985 Project, theoretical physics program has made substantial progress in program quality, academic team construction, talent training and infrastructure through key program construction.
Currently, the doctoral program of theoretical physics in Beijing Normal University employ 19 professors and associate professors, with middle-aged or young scholars accounting for over 90% of leading scholars, hence a rational age structure with good combination of senior, middle-aged and young. In the past 5 years, the program has completed dozens of research projects and published over 300 papers, demonstrating academic excellence in the following three fields.
|Statistical Physics and Nonlinear Science||Gang Hu||1944.12||Doctor||Professor|
|Xintian Wu||1968.05||Doctor||Associate Professor|
|Xiaowen Li||1970.01||Doctor||Associate Professor|
|Ying Zhang||1969.08||Doctor||Associate Professor|
|Haiyan Wang||1969.02||Doctor||Associate Professor|
|Zaiqiao Bai||1971.07||Doctor||Associate Professor|
|Gravity and Relativity Theory, Field Theory||Jianyang Zhu||1955.12||Doctor||Professor|
|Bin Zhou||1970.04||Doctor||Associate Professor|
|Xiaoming Liu||1966.02||Doctor||Associate Professor|
|Research of New Material Form under Extreme Conditions||Jingdong Bao||1962.09||Doctor||Professor|
|Rongwu Li||1969.03||Doctor||Associate Professor|
|Jing Peng||1970.04||Doctor||Associate Professor|