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Chen Ning Yang

Chinese physicist

Chen-Ning Franklin Yang (born October 1, 1922),[1] also known as Yang Zhenning, is a Chinese-born American physicist and mathematician.[2] He works on statistical mechanics and particle physics. Yang and Tsung-dao Lee received the 1957 Nobel prize in physics.[3] This was for their work on parity nonconservation of weak interaction.

Chen-Ning Frank Yang
Yang in 2005
Native name 楊振寧 (杨振宁 Yáng Zhènníng)
Born (1922-10-01) 1 October 1922 (age 95)
Hefei, Anhui Province, China
Residence Beijing
Nationality Chinese
Alma mater
Known for
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



  1. Bing-An Li, Yuefan Deng. "Biography of C.N. Yang" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-09-11. His birth date was erroneously recorded as September 22, 1922 in his 1945 passport. He has since used this incorrect date on all subsequent official documents. 
  2. "Chen Ning Yang". NNDB / Soylent Communications. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  3. "The Nobel Prize in Physics 1957". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  4. "Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Sciences Recipients". American Philosophical Society. Retrieved November 26, 2011.