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Chen Ning Yang

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Chen-Ning Frank Yang
楊振寧 (杨振宁 Yáng Zhènníng)
Yang in 2005
Born (1922-10-01) 1 October 1922 (age 98)
Known for
Spouse(s)Chih-Li Tu (1950–2003)
Fan Weng (2004–present)
Scientific career
FieldsStatistical mechanics
Particle physics
Doctoral advisorEdward Teller
Other academic advisorsEnrico Fermi
Doctoral studentsBill Sutherland
Chen Ning Yang
Traditional Chinese楊振寧
Simplified Chinese杨振宁

Chen-Ning Franklin Yang (born October 1, 1922),[1] also known as Yang Zhenning, is a Chinese-born American physicist and mathematician.[2] He works on statistical mechanics and particle physics. Yang and Tsung-dao Lee received the 1957 Nobel prize in physics.[3] This was for their work on parity nonconservation of weak interaction.

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  1. Bing-An Li, Yuefan Deng. "Biography of C.N. Yang" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-09-11. His birth date was erroneously recorded as September 22, 1922 in his 1945 passport. He has since used this incorrect date on all subsequent official documents. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Chen Ning Yang". NNDB / Soylent Communications. Retrieved 11 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "The Nobel Prize in Physics 1957". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved November 1, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Sciences Recipients". American Philosophical Society. Retrieved November 26, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)