Chen Ning Yang
|Chen-Ning Franklin Yang|
|Born||1 October 1922
Hefei, Anhui, China
|Citizenship||ROC (1922 - ) USA (1964 - )|
|Institutions||Institute for Advanced Study
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Chinese University of Hong Kong
University of Chicago
|Alma mater||National Southwestern Associated University
University of Chicago
|Doctoral advisor||Edward Teller|
|Other academic advisors||Enrico Fermi|
|Doctoral students||Bill Sutherland
Alexander Wu Chao 趙午
C. K. Lai 黎振球
Ed Yen 閻愛德
|Known for||Parity violation
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Physics (1957)
Rumford Prize (1980)
National Medal of Science (1986)
Benjamin Franklin Medal (1993)
Albert Einstein Medal (1995)
Bogolyubov Prize (1996)
Lars Onsager Prize (1999)
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). http://insti.physics.sunysb.edu/~yang/yangbio.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. http://www.nndb.com/people/929/000035824/. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
- "The Nobel Prize in Physics 1957". The Nobel Foundation. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1957/. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
- "Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Sciences Recipients". American Philosophical Society. http://www.amphilsoc.org/prizes/franklinscience. Retrieved November 26, 2011.