Tsung Dao Lee

Tsung Dao Lee
Tsung Dao Lee was born in Shanghai, China, in 1926. After studying at Zhejiang University, he won a scholarship in 1946 to the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. degree in 1950. After appointments at the University of California and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Lee went to Columbia University where he eventually became the Enrico Fermi Professor of Physics. Beginning in 1981 he has also held Professorships at a number of Chinese universities.

Professor Lee shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with Chen Ning Yang in 1957 and has received numerous other honors and awards.

Photo Credit: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Meggers Gallery of Nobel Laureates

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