郭维
The first female Chinese physicist on statistical mechanics
2011-11-18 20:31
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今天有幸拜读了先生的论文“On the Theory of the Brownian Motion II” 


特此留念。



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Ming Chen Wang (王明贞) (1906-2010)

She is the first female Chinese physicist working on statistical mechanics.  Her paper with Uhlenbeck about Brownian motion is still a classic in the field. She is the sister of S. C. Wang.

1906 born in a prominent family in Jiangsu Province, China

1926-1928 Jinling Women College

1928-1932 BS. and MS. in Physics at Yanjing University, which was a prestigious university in China but was dissolved in 1952 during the Chinese national university reorganization movement.

1932-1938 teach at Jinling Women College

1938-1942 PhD in Physics at University of Michigan, working with Samuel Abraham Goudsmit and George Eugene Uhlenbeck.

1943-1945 research scientist at MIT working on Radar

1947-1949 professor at Yunnan University, China

1949-1952 research scientist at University of Notre Dam working with Eugene Guth

1953-1955 resigned from University of Notre Dam and tried to go back to China after the Korean War

1955-    professor at Tsinghua University

1966-1973 in prison during the Culture Revolution

2010     passed away at Beijing

Publications

Goudsmit and Wang, Introduction to the Problem of the Isochronous HairspringJ. Appl. Phys. 11, 806, (1940)

Wang and Uhlenbeck, On the Theory of the Brownian Motion IIRev. Mod. Phys. 17, 323, (1945)

Wang and Guth, Statistical Theory of Networks of Non‐Gaussian Flexible ChainsJ. Chem. Phys. 20, 1144, (1952)

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