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Ming-Xing Luo, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Mingxing LuoMing-Xing Luo is a full professor at Southwest Jiaotong University, China. He focuses on quantum information, quantum networks, and quantum batteries. He has published more than 100 academic papers in prestigious international journals, including Rep. Prog. Phys., Phys. Rev. Lett., Cell Rep. Phys. Sci., and npj Quantum Inf. He has been the recipient of National Science Funds for his ground-breaking research.

What is the focus of your research at the moment?
My work is currently focusing on quantum information processing, quantum internet and quantum battery.

What do you consider to be the biggest advancement in quantum science to date?
There are so many amazing breakthroughs in quantum science, but I truly believe that one of the biggest advancements to date is the discovery and understanding of quantum entanglement. Quantum entanglement is a phenomenon where two or more particles become interconnected in such a way that the state of one particle is directly related to the state of another, regardless of the distance between them. This nonlocal correlation, as described by quantum mechanics, challenges our classical understanding of physics and has profound implications for fields such as quantum computing, quantum communication, and quantum cryptography. I think understanding and harnessing quantum entanglement has not only revolutionized our understanding of the quantum world but also holds the key to unlocking new possibilities for future technological advancements and scientific discoveries.

In your opinion, what could be the next big breakthrough for the field of quantum science and technology?
I think one potential next big breakthrough in quantum science and technology might well be the development of fault-tolerant quantum computing. In my view, one of the major challenges facing quantum computing is how to generate large-scale faithful qubits. One way is to develop a suitable quantum system and error correction techniques.
Another possible breakthrough could be the realization of large-scale quantum networks for quantum communication. I believe quantum networks would enable secure communication using quantum cryptography and facilitate the distribution of entangled qubits over long distances, enabling new possibilities for quantum information processing and communication.
These advancements could significantly impact various fields, leading to new technologies and applications that leverage the unique properties of quantum mechanics.

What role does our journal Physica Scripta play in supporting research in the field?
Physica Scripta, as an esteemed broad-scope journal dedicated to presenting high-quality research covering all areas of physics and related multidisciplinary topics across the physical sciences, plays a crucial role in advancing research in the field of quantum science. The journal provides a reputable platform for researchers to share their high-quality findings, theories, and experimental results in quantum science. Its affiliation with the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the expertise of its reviewers enhance its credibility and visibility, thus contributing significantly to the advancement of quantum science research and innovation.

If you would like to mention any other insights we might have missed, please feel free to add that in.
There are many other important research topics, but what interests me is quantum batteries. Quantum batteries represent a ground-breaking advancement in energy storage technology, offering the potential for significantly higher energy densities and faster charging times compared to traditional batteries. I think by harnessing quantum principles such as superposition and entanglement, quantum batteries might store and release energy in more efficient and sustainable ways. This has the potential to revolutionize various industries, from electronics to transportation, by enabling longer-lasting and more powerful energy storage solutions. I believe the development of quantum batteries could play a crucial role in addressing the growing demand for energy storage in a wide range of applications, ultimately leading to more sustainable and efficient energy systems for the future.