Nobel laureate Chen-Ning Yang visits ECNU

2018-10-23

WORLD-renowned physicist and Nobel laureate Chen-Ning Yang paid a visit to the State Key Lab of Precision Spectroscopy (SKLPS) in ECNU on Oct. 16 where a studio is to be opened up in his name--- Chen-Ning Yang Studio. Yang was accompanied by his disciple Zhang Shoucheng, who is also a celebrated physicist, as he wrote an inscription for the lab and unveiled the plaque for its establishment.

Yang, Zhang and university president Qian Xuhong unveiled the plaque for its establishment.

At the ceremony, Yang was joined by Tong Shijun, chairman of ECNU University Council; university president Qian Xuhong, vice president Sun Zhenrong, and heads of the State Key Lab of Precision Spectroscopy. ECNU vice president Wang Rongming presided over the ceremony. 

Yang wrote an inscription for the lab that read I'm Glad To See That ECNU Is Shifting Focus To Science.

Zhang inscribed the words for the lab: May Chen-Ning Yang Studio Become A Magnet for Global Talents and Achieve World-stunning Successes.

The Chen-Ning Yang Studio intends to inherit the academic achievements and scientific spirit, enhance academic cooperation with the physicist, and promote the great-leap-forward development of physics at ECNU.

The visitors were shown around SKLPS and updated with the latest development of the lab. At the end of the trip, Yang wrote an inscription for the lab that read I'm Glad To See That ECNU Is Shifting Focus To Science. Zhang inscribed the words for the lab: May Chen-Ning Yang Studio Become A Magnet for Global Talents and Achieve World-stunning Successes.

 ECNU vice president Wang Rongming presided over the ceremony. 

Report on the remarkable progresses over recent years.

ECNU's physics department holds a predominant place in the research of optics, atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, and theoretical physics. It has achieved remarkable progresses over recent years, especially in innovational trends.

The dedication to precision spectrum and precision measurement that SKLPS have put forth for years has seen its research results quoted for three times in Nobel Prize speeches. After three generations of effort, the lab has earned a reputation for high-resolution, high-sensitivity and high-accuracy. It has gathered together a batch of excellent researchers and has a great potential for development.

In his book 40 Years of Studying and Teaching Mr.Yang gave a high praise of two SKLPS scientists, Xia Huirong and Yan Guangyao, who came to the Stanford University as visiting scholars.

Nobel laureate Chen-Ning Yang visited to the State Key Lab of Precision Spectroscopy (SKLPS) in ECNU.

In the wake of developments in science, researches on precision spectrum and precision measurement, particle physics, condensed matter physics and field theory have become more interdependent in academics and scientific research.

For his work on parity non-conservation of weak interaction, Yang won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1957 that turned him into a world renowned physicist in the areas of particle physics, statistical mechanics, condensed matter physics and field theory. In effect, he has become a beacon for frontier science research, scientist cultivation and inheritance of the scientific spirit.


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华东师范大学
East China Normal University