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
Goudsmit and Wang, Introduction to the Problem of the Isochronous Hairspring, J. Appl. Phys. 11, 806, (1940)
Wang and Uhlenbeck, On the Theory of the Brownian Motion II, Rev. Mod. Phys. 17, 323, (1945)
Wang and Guth, Statistical Theory of Networks of Non‐Gaussian Flexible Chains, J. Chem. Phys. 20, 1144, (1952)