About this book series

​“Big science” facilities are major elements of science and technology infrastructure, and important symbols of China’s scientific and technological development. This popular science book series presents the background, history and achievements of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in terms of constructing and operating big scientific facilities over the past few decades. 
The series highlights the major scientific facilities constructed in China for pioneering research in science and technology, and uses straightforward language to describe the facilities, e.g. the fully superconducting Tokamak fusion test device (EAST), the National Protein Science Research Facility, Lanzhou Heavy Ion Accelerator, Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), etc. It addresses the respective facilities’ research fields, scientific backgrounds, technological achievements, and strategic and fundamental contributions to science, while also discussing how they will improve the development of the national economy. Supplementing the main text with a wealth of images and linked videos, the book offers extensive information for members of the general public who are interested in scientific facilities and related technologies. 
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