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

List people include Chen Ning Yang, Tsung-Dao Lee and many additional people as well.

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

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Charles K. Kao is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicists 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 Fiber Optic Communications", was jointly awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for "groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication". Kao holds multiple citizenship of Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States. ...more

Age: 84

Birthplace: Shanghai, China

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Chen-Ning Yang is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicists from China
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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 that one of the basic quantum-mechanics laws, the conservation of parity, is violated in the so-called weak nuclear reactions, those nuclear processes that result in the emission of beta or alpha particles. ...more

Age: 96

Birthplace: Hefei, China

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Chien-Shiung Wu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicists from China
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Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese American experimental physicist who made significant contributions in the research of radioactivity. Wu worked on the Manhattan Project, where she helped develop the process for separating uranium metal into the uranium-235 and uranium-238 isotopes by gaseous diffusion. She is best known for conducting the Wu experiment, which contradicted the law of conservation of parity. This discovery earned the 1957 Nobel Prize in physics for her colleagues Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen-Ning Yang, and also earned Wu the inaugural Wolf Prize in Physics in 1978. Her expertise in experimental physics evoked comparisons to Marie Curie, and her many honorary nicknames include "the ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1912-1997)

Birthplace: Taicang, China

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Wang Ganchang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicists from China
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Wang Ganchang was a nuclear physicist from China. He was one of the initiators of research in China in nuclear physics, cosmic rays and particle physics. Wang figured among the top leaders, pioneers and scientists of the Chinese nuclear deterrent program. He was a member of the Chinese Academy of Science and a member of the Chinese Communist party. In 1930, Wang first proposed to use a cloud chamber to study a new type of high-energy rays induced by the bombardment of beryllium with α particles, experiment conducted one year later by the English physicist James Chadwick, thus discovering a new type of particle, the neutron, and allowing him to win the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics. Wang first ...more

Age: Died at 91 (1907-1998)

Birthplace: Changshu, Suzhou, China

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