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.

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.

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.

The question was heatedly debated of how much Western culture should be brought into China. Chen-Ning Yang

The question was heatedly debated of how much Western culture should be brought into China.

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.

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.

In the latter half of the last century the impact of the expanding influence of Western culture and economic system brought about in China a severe conflict. Chen-Ning Yang

In the latter half of the last century the impact of the expanding influence of Western culture and economic system brought about in China a severe conflict.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.