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Chen Ning Yang: A Great Physicist of the 20th century

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C.S. Liu

Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard University)

Published: 1995

Publisher: International Press of Boston, Inc.

Language: English

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467 pages

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Proceedings of the 1992 conference at Tsing Hua University in Taiwan honoring the Nobel prize-winning Chinese-American physicist Chen Ning Yang (born 1922). The volume includes 15 pages of photographs from Yang’s life.

Chen Ning “Franklin” Yang is a Chinese-born American theoretical physicist whose research with Tsung-Dao Lee showed that parity—the symmetry between physical phenomena occurring in right-handed and left-handed coordinate systems—is violated when certain elementary particles decay. Until this discovery it had been assumed by physicists that parity symmetry is as universal a law as the conservation of energy or electric charge. This and other studies in particle physics earned Yang and Lee the Nobel Prize for Physics for 1957.

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