Famous Scientists from China

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List of notable or famous scientists from China, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in China and even some popular scientists who immigrated to China. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Chinese scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from China is included when available.

List contains people like Taylor Wang, Qian Xuesen.

This historic scientists from China list can help answer the questions "Who are some Chinese scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from China?" These prominent scientists of China may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Chinese scientists.

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    Zhou Bangxin

    Zhou Bangxin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from China
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    Zhou Bangxin, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, professor of material science and engineering at Shanghai University. more

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    • Age: 80
    • Profession: Scientist
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    Bruce Lahn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from China
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    Bruce Lahn is the William B. Graham professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. He is also the founder of the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. His previous research specialized in human genetics and evolutionary genetics, ...more

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    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: China
    • Profession: Geneticist, Scientist
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    Tan Jiazhen

    Tan Jiazhen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from China
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    Tan Jiazhen, also known as C. C. Tan, was a Chinese geneticist. He was an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a foreign member of United States National Academy of Sciences. Tan was a main founder of modern Chinese genetics. more

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    • Age: Died at 99 (1909-2008)
    • Birthplace: China
    • Profession: Scientist
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    Cai Wen

    Professor Cai Wen, born 1942 in Chenghai County, Guangdong Province, graduated from Zhongshan University in 1964. He is the chairman of the board of the Extension Engineering Special Committee, the Chinese Artificial Intelligence Association and the president of the Extension Engineering Research ...more

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    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: China
    • Profession: Scientist
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    Cai Xitao

    Cai Xitao or Tsai Hse-Tao was a Chinese botanist from a village near Dongyang, Zhejiang province, China. In 1928, after studying at various institutions in Hangzhou and Shanghai, though without attaining any formal qualifications, Cai Xitao was able to secure a job at the Jing Sheng Botanic Laboratory ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1911-1981)
    • Profession: Scientist
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    Chang Chi-yun

    Chang Chi-yun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Scientists from China
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    Chang Chi-yun was a historian, geographer, educator and politician. He was the founder of the Chinese Culture University and the Nanhai Academy, and served as Minister of Education of the Republic of China. Chang Chi-yun graduated from the Division of History and Geography of National Nanjing Higher ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1901-1985)
    • Profession: Scientist
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    Charles K. Kao is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Scientists from China
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    The Honourable Sir Charles Kuen Kao, GBM, KBE, FRS, FREng is a Chinese-born Hong Kong, American and British electrical engineer and physicist who pioneered in the development and use of fiber optics in telecommunications. Kao, known as the "Godfather of Broadband", "Father of Fiber Optics" or "Father of ...more

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    • Age: 82
    • Birthplace: Shanghai, China
    • Profession: Physicist, Scientist, Engineer
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    Chen-Ning Franklin Yang, also known as Yang Zhenning, is a Chinese-born American physicist who works on statistical mechanics and particle physics. He and Tsung-dao Lee received the 1957 Nobel prize in physics for their work on parity nonconservation of weak interaction. The two proved experimentally ...more

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    • Age: 93
    • Birthplace: Hefei, China
    • Profession: Physicist, Scientist
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