Chen Ning Yang
|Chen-Ning Frank Yang
Yang in 2005
|Native name||楊振寧 (杨振宁 Yáng Zhènníng)|
1 October 1922 |
Hefei, Anhui Province, China
|Spouse(s)||Chih-Li Tu (1950–2003)
Fan Weng (2004–present)
|Doctoral advisor||Edward Teller|
|Other academic advisors||Enrico Fermi|
|Doctoral students||Bill Sutherland|
|Chen Ning Yang|
Chen-Ning Franklin Yang (born October 1, 1922), also known as Yang Zhenning, is a Chinese-born American physicist and mathematician. He works on statistical mechanics and particle physics. Yang and Tsung-dao Lee received the 1957 Nobel prize in physics. This was for their work on parity nonconservation of weak interaction.
Awards[change | change source]
- Nobel Prize in Physics (1957)
- Rumford Prize (1980)
- National Medal of Science (1986)
- Oskar Klein Memorial Lecture and Medal (1988)
- Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Sciences of the American Philosophical Society (1993)
- Bower Award (1994)
- Albert Einstein Medal (1995)
- Lars Onsager Prize (1999)
- King Faisal International Prize (2001)
References[change | change source]
- 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.
- "Chen Ning Yang". NNDB / Soylent Communications. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
- "The Nobel Prize in Physics 1957". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
- "Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Sciences Recipients". American Philosophical Society. Retrieved November 26, 2011.