Chen Ning Yang

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The Basics

Place of Birth: Hefei, China

DOB-Death: October 1, 1922—current

Education:

• PhD, University of Chicago, USA, 1948

• MPhil, Tsing Hua Univerity, China, 1944

• BSc, Southwest Associated University, China, 1942

Major Contribution(s) to Physics:

Yang-Mills theory, the Yang-Baxter equation, and his work with T.D. Lee on parity non-conservation in weak interactions

A Summary

His Yang-Mills theory made the establishment, and supplied the fundamental principles and equations, for the whole of particle physics. Particle physics is the branch of physics that deals with the properties, relationships, and interactions of subatomic particles. His work with T.D. Lee on parity non-conservation in weak interactions solved a problem in particle physics that had been troubling other researchers, while also influencing the development of theories on symmetry in physics. The Yang-Baxter equation has proven to be a mathematical structure that found in math and physics. Yang received multiple awards for his major contributions.