Lee, Tsung-Dao

Lee, Tsung-Dao

(dzo͝ong`-dou` lē`), 1926–, American physicist, b. China, Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago, 1950. He was a member (1951–53) of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; and professor of theoretical physics there (1960–63). He also served as professor at Columbia (1953–60, 1963–). Lee is known for his studies in statistical mechanics, elementary particles, and astrophysics. He shared with Chen-ning YangYang, Chen-ning
, 1922–, American physicist, b. China, Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago, 1948. Yang was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, N.J. from 1949 to 1955, and a professor of physics there from 1955 to 1965.
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 the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics for researches refuting the law of conservation of parityparity
or space parity,
in physics, quantity that refers to the relationship between an object or process and the image that it can produce in a mirror. For example, any right-handed object will produce a mirror-image counterpart that is identical to it in every way
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