Chinese Particle Physicist Wins Young Scientist Award For Neutrino Discovery

Particle physicist Wen Liangjun has won IUPAP’s 2016 Young Scientist Award for his role in the discovery of the non-zero neutrino mixing angle θ13.

AsianScientist (Jun. 30, 2016) – Wen Liangjian, a particle physicist from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has received the 2016 Young Scientist Award from the Commission on Particles and Fields of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP).

Wen was recognized for his original contributions to neutrino physics, in particular, his role in the discovery of the non-zero neutrino mixing angle θ13. This is the first time that a particle physicist from China has received this award.

“I feel lucky to be part of this experiment, and also under such pressure. This award is a huge encouragement for me and it will also be the driving force for my future work,” said Wen.

Founded in Brussels in 1922, IUPAP is one of the top organizations for academic exchanges and cooperation in the field of physics. The IUPAP Young Scientist Award was first established in 2006 to recognize young scholars for their contributions to the field of physics.


Source: Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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