Tong Binggang is confirmed dead at the age of 92.
Tong was best known as a Chinese physicist.
Tong Binggang
Born(1927-09-28)September 28, 1927
Yangshe Town, Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu, China
DiedJuly 9, 2020(2020-07-09) (aged 92)
Beijing, China
Alma materNational Central University
Harbin Institute of Technology
Scientific career
FieldsFluid mechanics
InstitutionsChinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tong.
Tong Binggang (Chinese: 童秉纲; pinyin: Tóng Bǐnggāng; September 28, 1927 - July 9, 2020) was a Chinese fluid mechanist. He was an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Biography
Tong was born in the town of Yangshe , Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu, on September 28, 1927. In 1946 he entered National Central University, majoring in mechanics. In 1953 he earned a master's degree in mechanics from Harbin Institute of Technology. After graduation, he taught at the university. In 1956, because of his comments on the then deputy dean of Harbin Institute of Technology, Tong was criticized and punished for five years. During the Cultural Revolution, he was labeled as a "Rightist" and was jailed for one year and reformed through labor for two and a half years. In 1961, he was transferred to University of Science and Technology of China, where he was promoted to full professor in 1981. On July 9, 2020, he died of illness in Beijing.
Honours and awards
1997 Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
2002 Science and Technology Progress Award of the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation
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