Tsung-Dao Lee

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Tsung-Dao Lee (Chinese: 李政道; pinyin: Lǐ Zhèngdào; born November 24, 1926) is a Chinese-American physicist. He was born in Shanghai. He is known for his work on parity violation, the Lee Model, particle physics, relativistic heavy ion (RHIC) physics, nontopological solitons and soliton stars.

He was a University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University, where he taught from 1953 until his retirement in 2012.[1]

In 1957, Lee, at the age of 30, won the Nobel Prize in Physics with Chen Ning Yang[2] for their work on the violation of the parity law in weak interactions.

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  1. Home | Columbia News Archived April 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Physics 1957". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved November 1, 2014.