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Chen-Ning Frank Yang
Yang in 2005
Born 1 October 1922 (1922-10-01) (age 98)
Nationality Chinese

Known for
  • Yang–Mills theory
  • Landau–Yang theorem
  • Parity violation
  • Yang–Baxter equation
  • Byers-Yang theorem
Spouse(s) Chih-Li Tu (1950–2003)
Fan Weng (2004–present)
Children 3
Scientific career
Fields Statistical mechanics
Particle physics
Doctoral advisor Edward Teller
Other academic advisors Enrico Fermi
Doctoral students Bill Sutherland
Chen Ning Yang
Traditional Chinese 楊振寧
Simplified Chinese 杨振宁

Chen-Ning Franklin Yang (born October 1, 1922), also known as Yang Zhenning, is a Chinese-born American physicist and mathematician. He works on statistical mechanics and particle physics. Yang and Tsung-dao Lee received the 1957 Nobel prize in physics. This was for their work on parity nonconservation of weak interaction.


  • Nobel Prize in Physics (1957)
  • Rumford Prize (1980)
  • National Medal of Science (1986)
  • Oskar Klein Memorial Lecture and Medal (1988)
  • Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Sciences of the American Philosophical Society (1993)
  • Bower Award (1994)
  • Albert Einstein Medal (1995)
  • Lars Onsager Prize (1999)
  • King Faisal International Prize (2001)

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