asia Famous Physicists from China

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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 ...more

Age: 83

Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Profession: Physicist, Scientist, Engineer

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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 ...more

Age: 95

Birthplace: Hefei, China

Profession: Physicist, Scientist

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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. ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1912-1997)

Birthplace: Taicang, China

Profession: Physicist, Scientist

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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 ...more

Age: Died at 91 (1907-1998)

Birthplace: Changshu, Suzhou, China

Profession: Physicist

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