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Yang, Chen Ning

Born: 1922 AD
Currently alive, at 99 years of age.
Nationality: Chinese
Categories: Mathematicians, Physicists

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.