By Richard Hazeltine (

During May 21–24, 2013, a UT–PKU Physics Exchange Workshop was held at the International Center for Quantum Materials at Peking University in Beijing, China. Through lectures, lab tours, and personal communications, the two sides explored common interests for potential collaborations through the Dual-Degree Agreement signed earlier. The UT delegation was led by Qian Niu and included Elaine Li, Ken Shih, Ken Gentle, Mike Downer and wife Jane Downer. The PKU delegation was led by Biao Wu and included Zefeng Ren, Xueqing Yan, Yan Li, Dong Sun, Ying Jiang, Jianhao Chen, and Bo Li.