Chen-Ning Franklin Yang, also known as Yang Zhenning (Born October 1, 1922), is a Chinese-born American physicist who works on statistical mechanics ...

In 1975, ... [speaking with Shiing Shen Chern], I told him I had finally learned ... the beauty of fiber-bundle theory and the profound Chern-Weil theorem. Chen-Ning Yang

In 1975, ... [speaking with Shiing Shen Chern], I told him I had finally learned ... the beauty of fiber-bundle theory and the profound Chern-Weil theorem.

The application of group theory to physics became one of the main branches of physics that I specialized in. Chen-Ning Yang

The application of group theory to physics became one of the main branches of physics that I specialized in.

A deep sense of respect for the power of the symmetry laws never fails to develop. Chen-Ning Yang

A deep sense of respect for the power of the symmetry laws never fails to develop.

I said I found it amazing that gauge fields are exactly connections on fiber bundles, which the mathematicians developed without reference to the physical world. Chen-Ning Yang

I said I found it amazing that gauge fields are exactly connections on fiber bundles, which the mathematicians developed without reference to the physical world.

Nature seems to take advantage of the simple mathematical representations of the symmetry laws. Chen-Ning Yang

Nature seems to take advantage of the simple mathematical representations of the symmetry laws.

The three discrete invariances - reflection invariance, charge conjugation invariance, and time reversal invariance - are connected by an important theorem called the CPT theorem. Chen-Ning Yang

The three discrete invariances - reflection invariance, charge conjugation invariance, and time reversal invariance - are connected by an important theorem called the CPT theorem.

Einstein's theory of General Relativity has a mathematical structure very similar to Yang-Mills theory. Chen-Ning Yang

Einstein's theory of General Relativity has a mathematical structure very similar to Yang-Mills theory.

When one pauses to consider the elegance and the beautiful perfection of the mathematical reasoning involved and contrast it with the complex and far-reaching physical consequences. Chen-Ning Yang

When one pauses to consider the elegance and the beautiful perfection of the mathematical reasoning involved and contrast it with the complex and far-reaching physical consequences.

There are only two kinds of math books: Those you cannot read beyond the first sentence, and those you cannot read beyond the first page. Chen-Ning Yang

There are only two kinds of math books: Those you cannot read beyond the first sentence, and those you cannot read beyond the first page.

I was later to receive an excellent first two years' graduate education in the same University and then again was able to pursue my studies in the U.S. on a fellowship from the aforementioned fund. Chen-Ning Yang

I was later to receive an excellent first two years' graduate education in the same University and then again was able to pursue my studies in the U.S. on a fellowship from the aforementioned fund.

I should like to say that I am as proud of my Chinese heritage and background as I am devoted to modern science, a part of human civilization of Western origin, to which I have dedicated and I shall continue to dedicate my work. Chen-Ning Yang

I should like to say that I am as proud of my Chinese heritage and background as I am devoted to modern science, a part of human civilization of Western origin, to which I have dedicated and I shall continue to dedicate my work.

In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within. Chen-Ning Yang

In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within.