Professor Chen Ning YANG

 

Professor Chen Ning YANG (杨振宁)was born in Hefei, Anhui, China on September 22, 1922. He earned his B.S. degree in China in 1942 and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1948. After leaving Chicago in 1949, Professor Yang conducted research at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton until 1966. He was the Albert Einstein Professor of Physics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook until his retirement in 1999. He has been Distinguished Professor-at-large at The Chinese University of Hong Kong since 1986 and Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, since 1998.

 

 

Professor Yang has also received many awards and honors for his achievements: Nobel Prize in Physics (1957), Rumford Prize (1980), US National Medal of Science (1986), Benjamin Franklin Medal (1993), Bower Award (1994) and King Faisal Prize (2001). He is a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Academia Sinica in Taiwan, the US Academy of Sciences, Royal Society of London and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

 

 

Since receiving his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1948, Prof. Yang’s research has made profound impact in both abstract theory and phenomenological analysis in modern physics.

 

 

 

 

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