Famous Chinese Physicist He Zehui Dies at 97
   2011-06-21 07:40:44    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Xu

The photo shows Chinese Premer Wen Jiabao visiting nuclear physicist He Zehui in her home on August 6, 2009. [Photo: Xinhua]

Famous Chinese nuclear physicist He Zehui, a senior academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, died Monday in Beijing at the age of 97, Chinanews.com reports.

Born in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, in 1914, he graduated from the Department of Physics at Tsinghua University in Beijing in 1936. She then studied ballistics at the Berlin University of Technology.

He earned a doctorate in engineering in 1940 after writing a dissertation on a new method for testing the speed of flying bullets.

She remained in Germany for several years, conducting nuclear physics research. She initially observed the commute stamina electron-positron resilient collision phenomenon, which was highly recognized by "Nature," the UK's high-profile scientific journal.

In 1946, He gained admission to the Curie Laboratory at the University of Paris. Together with her husband, Qian Sanqiang, who made outstanding contributions to the establishment of nuclear science in China, she had done in-depth research on atomic fission and confirmed the phenomenon of "uranium fission three times and four times."

The couple returned to China in 1948 and devoted themselves to the construction of country's nuclear physics research. By 1955, the Institute of Modern Physics directed by Qian Sanqiang had begun to take shape with the first team in new China for nuclear physics research.

After Qian died at the age of 79 in 1992, she continued to promote the development of China's high-energy physics until her senior years.

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