Internationally Renowned Physicist Appointed As Chen Ning Yang – Wei Deng Endowed Chair in Physics and Astronomy
|Investiture of Dr. Alexander Zamolodchikov (front, fourth from left) as the Chen Ning Yang – Wei Deng Endowed Chair in Physics and Astronomy at Bright Oceans Corporation, Beijing, on January 6, 2017. Attendees included Professor Chen Ning Yang, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, and his wife FanFan Weng; President of Bright Oceans Corporation Dr. Wei Deng; the Director-General of China Association of Science and Technology Industry Parks Jing An Zhang; Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr.; Stony Brook University Senior Vice President for Advancement Dexter A. Bailey Jr.; and Stony Brook University students and their parents. (Credit: Stony Brook University)|
Beijing, China & Stony Brook, NY, January 23, 2017 — Professor Alexander Zamolodchikov became the inaugural Chen Ning Yang – Wei Deng Endowed Chair in Physics and Astronomy on January 6 at an investiture ceremony in Beijing, China at the global headquarters of Bright Ocean’s Corporation. A pioneer in modern theoretical physics and member of the National Academy of Sciences, Prof. Zamolodchikov is known internationally for his contributions to the study of condensed matter physics, conformal field theory and string theory. His impact on the field of physics can be measured by a simple metric: 18,000 — the number of times his published research has been cited; one of the highest in physics to date.
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