Professor Tang Xiaodong (唐晓东). Professor Tang is currently the leader of the nuclear astrophysics group of the Institute of Modern Physics, CAS and adjunct professor of Lanzhou University. Professor Tang completed his physics undergraduate studies at Nanjing (the Alma Mater of Madame Wu) and his Ph.D. in nuclear physics in the Cyclotron Laboratory of Texas A&M University. Before returning to China, he was a postdoc at the Argonne National Laboratory and also was an assistant professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame. He is an expert in nuclear astrophysics.
Professor Yang Haijun (杨海军). Professor Yang is the director of the Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics of Shanghai Jiaotong University. He completed his Ph.D. in physics through a joint-sponsorship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of High Energy Physics and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. He was a postdoc and research faculty at the University of Michigan. He is an expert in machine learning for particle physics and collider experiments. Research wise, he was part of the CERN L3 experiment, the American FermiLab’s MiniBooNE experiment, now the LHC ATLAS experiment and deputy project director of the future Higgs factory - CEPC.
MADAME CHIEN SHIUNG WU GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM
Dear Physics Teaching Colleagues:
Your students no doubt know about the great Mme. Curie, but have they heard of Mme. Wu?Please help us publicize an upcoming Sept. 24 symposium (both real world and online Webinar) honoring the remarkable Dr. Chien Shiung Wu. This event is sponsored jointly by the American and Chinese Physical Societies and many others.
A Chinese immigrant to the U.S. born 1912, C.S. Wu was perhaps the most outstanding woman experimental physicist of her time … the “Queen of Nuclear Science”. Her accomplishments were amazing: from work on the Manhattan Project, to conducting the first experiment to show that “the universe is left-handed” (mirror-symmetry does not apply to all interactions), to being the first woman president of the world’s largest society of physicists (the American Physical society). Wu was nominated many times for a Nobel Prize and won a stunning series of other prizes during her lifetime. There was a U.S. stamp issued in her honor in 2021.
Please join us! Please help and invite your students to do the same.
With warm wishes,
The Organizing Committe