Professor CN Yang, a friend of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) for over half a century and our Distinguished Professor-at-Large, is one of the most important theoretical physicists of the contemporary era, and one of the first Chinese to win the Nobel Prize. As Professor Yang enters the hundredth year of a remarkable life, CUHK is delighted to host a series of celebration events, including an academic conference, public lectures and an exhibition “Professor CN Yang at 100 – Grand master of physics, stalwart friend of CUHK” at the University Gallery.
The exhibition showcases precious collections from Professor Yang and takes audiences on a journey through Professor Yang’s life and experience. The selected items on display include his study notes, research papers, graduation certificates and photographs as well as replicas of the Nobel medal and other medals. These exhibits from The CN Yang Archive and The University Archives document his progress, first as a university student during the difficult years of World War Two, then as a doctoral student in Chicago, onward to a distinguished career, and his return to Tsinghua in later years. His long association with CUHK is especially featured. A remake of Professor Yang's 1964 public lecture at the Hong Kong City Hall is also shown.