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Chen-Ning Frank Yang
Yang in 2005
Born (1922-10-01) 1 October 1922 (age 98)
Hefei, Anhui Province, China
FieldsStatistical mechanics
Particle physics
Doctoral advisorEdward Teller
Other academic advisorsEnrico Fermi
Doctoral studentsBill Sutherland
Known for
Notable awards
Chen Ning Yang
Traditional Chinese 楊振寧
Simplified Chinese 杨振宁
This person won a Nobel Prize
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.



  1. Bing-An Li, Yuefan Deng. "Biography of C.N. Yang" (PDF). "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. 
  3. "The Nobel Prize in Physics 1957". The Nobel Foundation. 
  4. "Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Sciences Recipients". American Philosophical Society.