Yang, Chen Ning
1922 - Born in October 1st in Hofei, Anwhei, China. Chen Ning Yang is a Nobel Prize winning Chinese American physicist and mathematician.
1942-1948 - He earned his B.S. degree in China and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
1949-1955 - He has been associated with the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A., where he became a professor.
- Married to Chih Li Tu and is now the father of three children.
1957 - Professor Yang has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Academia Sinica, and honored with the Albert Einstein Commemorative Award.
- Best known for the Yang-Mills theory, the Yang-Baxter equation, and his work with T.D. Lee on parity non-conservation in weak interactions -- for which they shared the Nobel Prize in physics.
1958 - He was also awarded an honorary doctorate of the Princeton University, New Jersey.
1961 - He wrote Elementary particles; a short history of some discoveries in atomic physics.
1981 - He founded the CEEC fellowship at Stony Brook.
1983 - Established the foundation for the Center for Advanced Research at Zhongshan University and became its Chairman.
1986 - Yang has received numerous awards and distinctions including the Albert Einstein Commemorative Award, the Rumford Prize, and the U.S. National Medal of Science.
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