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Chen-Ning Franklin Yang
Born 1 October 1922 (1922-10-01) (age 97)
Hefei, Anhui, China
Residence China
Citizenship ROC (1922 - ) USA (1964 - )
Fields Physics
Institutions Institute for Advanced Study
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tsinghua University
University of Chicago
Alma mater National Southwestern Associated University
Tsinghua University
University of Chicago
Doctoral advisor Edward Teller
Other academic advisors Enrico Fermi
Doctoral students Bill Sutherland
Alexander Wu Chao 趙午
C. K. Lai 黎振球
Ed Yen 閻愛德
Ben Fan
Known for Parity violation
Yang–Mills theory
Yang–Baxter equation
Byers-Yang theorem
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1957)
Rumford Prize (1980)
National Medal of Science (1986)
Benjamin Franklin Medal (1993)
Albert Einstein Medal (1995)
Bogolyubov Prize (1996)
Lars Onsager Prize (1999)

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.


  • 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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