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


Education
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
Awards
Scientific career
Fields Statistical mechanics
Particle physics
Institutions
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.

Awards

  • 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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