Around 2am on Sunday, PhD student Zhong Hansen was working at the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale in Anhui province when he noticed water spilling into his lab. Photo: Shutterstock
Around 2am on Sunday, PhD student Zhong Hansen was working at the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale in Anhui province when he noticed water spilling into his lab. Photo: Shutterstock

Students rescue quantum computer from late-night disaster, but China’s extreme work culture raises questions

  • At 2am on Sunday, PhD student Zhong Hansen noticed water leaking into a lab containing precious and unique computer components, then hurried to save them
  • He and four others were given a reward for their actions, but the incident has drawn attention to an overwork culture among China’s researchers

Topic |   China science
Around 2am on Sunday, PhD student Zhong Hansen was working at the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale in Anhui province when he noticed water spilling into his lab. Photo: Shutterstock
Around 2am on Sunday, PhD student Zhong Hansen was working at the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale in Anhui province when he noticed water spilling into his lab. Photo: Shutterstock
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