【4/10/2021】CAPA NoVA Distinguished Chinese American Project

(Written by: Xiaoyan Deng)

丁肇中(Samuel Chao Chung Ting)(1936 – ) is an Chinese-American physicist who, with Burton Richter, received the Nobel Prize in 1976 for discovering the subatomic J/ψ particle.

Samuel Ting was born to Chinese parents in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He lived in Taiwan from 1949 to 1956 and conducted most of his formal schooling there. In 1956, Ting returned to the United States and earned a doctorate in physics in 1962. Ting was awarded the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award (in 1976), Nobel Prize in Physics (in 1976), Eringen Medal (in 1977), DeGaspari Award in Science from the Government of Italy (in 1988), Gold Medal for Science from Brescia, Italy (in 1988), and the NASA Public Service Medal (in 2001).

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More recently he has been the principal investigator in research conducted with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a device installed on the International Space Station in 2011.

Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us!

More information about Ting:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_C._C._Ting
https://physics.mit.edu/faculty/samuel-ting/

 

 

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