Chen Ning Yang

Chen Ning Yang
Chen Ning Yang
  • From:

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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  • Award:

    Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science

  • Citation:

    For formulation of a general field-theory which synthesizes the physical laws of nature and provides us with an understanding of the fundamental forces of the universe.

Dr. Yang completed his B. Sc. degree at National Southwest Associated Universityin 1942, and received his M.Sc. degree in 1944 from Tsinghua University. He left China to go to the United States at the end of World War II on a Tsinghua University Fellowship, and entered the University of Chicago in January 1946. In 1957, Dr. Yang won the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Dr. Yang's primary interests in physics focus on elementary particle physics; statistical mechanics; and condensed matter physics.

Information as of 1994