Chen Ning Yang

Past Faculty
School of Mathematics (NS)

Affiliation

Math/NS

From the Nobel Foundation:

Yang has worked on various subjects in physics, but has his chief interest in two fields: statistical mechanics and symmetry principles. His B.Sc. thesis: "Group Theory and Molecular Spectra", written under the guidance of Professor Ta-You Wu, his M.Sc. thesis: "Contributions to the Statistical Theory of Order-Disorder Transformations", written under the guidance of Professor J.S. Wang, and his Ph.D. thesis: "On the Angular Distribution in Nuclear Reactions and Coincidence Measurements", written under the guidance of Professor E. Teller, were instrumental in introducing him to these fields.

"Chen Ning Yang: Biographical," Nobel Foundation (1957)

Nobel Laureate, Physics Prize, 1957

Dates at IAS

Faculty
Math/NS
Member
Math/NS

Degrees

University of Chicago
Ph.D.
1948

Honors

1975
Gustavus Adolphus Coll, Minn
1974
Univ Wroclaw, Poland
1965
Brooklyn Polytechnic Inst
1958
Hon DSc Princeton Univ
1957
Einstein Commemorative Awd
1957
Nobel Prize in Physics