Fang Shouxian is confirmed dead at the age of 87.
Fang was best known as a Chinese accelerator physicist.
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Fang Shouxian
Born(1932-10-28)October 28, 1932
DiedJanuary 19, 2020(2020-01-19) (aged 87)
Beijing, China
Alma materFudan University
Scientific career
FieldsParticle accelerator
InstitutionsInstitute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Fang.
Fang Shouxian (Chinese: 方守贤; October 28, 1932 – January 19, 2020) was a Chinese physicist who served as President of the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Biography
Fang was born in Shanghai, Republic of China, on October 28, 1932. After graduating from Fudan University in October 1955, he was assigned to the Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He worked in the Soviet Union between 1957 and 1960. After returning to China, he was again assigned to the Institute of Modern Physics. He joined the Communist Party of China on June 22, 1979. He served as vice-president of the Institute of High Energy Physics in 1986, and two years later was promoted to President. He died of illness in Beijing, on January 19, 2019.
Honours and awards
November 1991 Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
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