Chen Ning Yang


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in Hefei, Anhui Province, China
October 01, 1922

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Chen Ning Yang, byname Frank Yang is a Chinese 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.

In the year 1957, Yang was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics along with Tsung-Dao Lee "for their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles".

Yang’s father, Yang Ko-chuen (also known as Yang Wu-chih), was a professor of mathematics at Tsingh
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Elementary Particles: A Sho...

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Elementary Particles

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“Nature seems to take advantage of the simple mathematical representations of the symmetry laws. When one pauses to consider the elegance and the beautiful perfection of the mathematical reasoning involved and contrast it with the complex and far-reaching physical consequences, a deep sense of respect for the power of the symmetry laws never fails to develop.”
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