Yang, Chen-Ning

One of first 2 Chinese Nobel laureates, awarded 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics

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(b. 1922) Chinese physicist who works on statistical mechanics and particle physics. He and Tsung-Dao Lee received the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on parity nonconservation of weak interaction, the 1st 2 Chinese Nobel laureates. The two proved theoretically that one of the basic quantum-mechanics laws, the conservation of parity, is violated in the so-called weak nuclear reactions, those nuclear processes that result in the emission of beta or alpha particles. Yang and Lee each claim the lion's share of credit for the work, and they have not spoken for over 35 years. Educated in China, attended the National Southwestern Associated University in Lianda He received his bachelor's degree in 1942, with his thesis on the application of group theory to molecular spectra, working on statistical mechanics. In 1944 he received his master's degree from Tsinghua University in Kunming. He was then awarded a scholarship and from 1946, he studied with Edward Teller at the University of Chicago where he received his doctorate in 1948. He remained at the University of Chicago for a year as an assistant to Enrico Fermi. In 1949 he was invited to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton where he began a period of fruitful collaboration with Tsung-Dao Lee. He was made a permanent member of the Institute in 1952, full professor in 1955. In 1963, Princeton University Press published his textbook, "Elementary Particles". In 1965 he moved to Stony Brook University, named the Albert Einstein Professor of Physics and the first director of the newly founded Institute for Theoretical Physics. Today this institute is known as the C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics. He retired from Stony Brook in 1999, assuming the title Emeritus Professor. Yang visited the Chinese mainland in 1971 for the first time after the thaw in China–US relations, and has subsequently made great efforts to help the Chinese physics community rebuild the research atmosphere which destroyed during the Cultural Revolution. After retiring from Stony Brook he returned as an honorary director of Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he is the Huang Jibei-Lu Kaiqun Professor at the Center for Advanced Study (CATSU). Yang became a US citizen in 1964. He now resides in China, granted permanent residency there in 2004. He renounced his US citizenship in 2015 and became a citizen of China. 3 x 5 card signed "C. N. Yang"

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