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Tsung Dao Lee

(T.D. Lee; 李政道; Li Zheng Dao)

University Professor,
Columbia University, New York, USA

Nobel Laureate in Physics (1957)

T.D. Lee Online Archive, T.D. Lee Library, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
External Link : URL:http://tdleelib.info

"Pleasure Is Learning": University Honors Retiring Nobel Laureate T.D. Lee
Columbia News : URL:http://news.columbia.edu/home/2526

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Date and Place of Birth

November 24, 1926, Shanghai, China



Current Position

University Professor, Columbia University, New York, USA


Zhejiang University, Guizhou, China
(moved from Zhejiang to Guizhou because of the war)

Southwest Associated University, Kunming, China
(consisting of Peking and Tsinghua Universities
from Beijing and Nankai University from Tianjin)
1946-49 University of Chicago; Ph.D., 1950


1957 Nobel Prize in Physics
1957 Albert Einstein Award in Science
1969 G. Bude Medal, College de France
1977 G. Bude Medal, College de France
1979 Galileo Galilei Medal
1986 Order of Merit, Grande Ufficiale, Italy
1987 Erice Prize
1994 Science for Peace Prize
1995 China National-International Cooperation Award
1997 Naming of Small Planet 3443 as the T.D. Lee Planet
1997 New York City Science Award
1999 Pope Joannes Paulus Medal
1999 Il Presidente Del Consiglio Dei Ministri Medal of the Government of Italy
2000 New York Academy of Science Award
2007 The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, Japan
2015 Marcel Grossman Award, Italy

Honorary Degrees

1958 Sc.D., Princeton University
1969 LL.D., The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1978 Sc.D., The City College of CUNY
1982 Diploma di Perfezionamento in Physics,
Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
1984 Sc.D., Bard College
1985 Sc.D, Peking University
1986 LL.D., Drexel University
1988 Sc.D., University of Bologna
1990 Sc.D., Columbia University
1991 Sc.D., Adelphi University
1992 Sc.D., Tsukuba University
1994 Sc.D., The Rockefeller University
1997 Sc.D., Tsinghua University (Taiwan)
2006 Sc.D., University of Nottingham


1950 Research Associate in Astronomy, University of Chicago
1950-51 Research Associate and Lecturer, University of California,Berkeley
1951-53 Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
1953-55 Assistant Professor, Columbia University
1955-56 Associate Professor, Columbia University
1956-60 Professor, Columbia University
1960-62 Adjunct Professor, Columbia University
1960-63 Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
1962-63 Visiting Professor, Columbia University
1963-64 Professor, Columbia University
1964-84 Enrico Fermi Professor of Physics, Columbia University
1984- University Professor, Columbia University
1986- Director, China Center of Advanced Science & Technology
(CCAST, WL), Beijing, China
1986- Director, Beijing Institute of Modern Physics (BIMP)
1988- Director, Zhejiang Institute of Modern Physics (ZIMP)
1997-2003 Director, RIKEN-BNL Research Center
2004- Director Emeritus, RIKEN-BNL Research Center


1985-93 Trustee, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
1990- Board of Governors, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Honorary Professorships

1971 University of Washington
1981 University of Science and Technology of China
1982 Jinan University
1982 Fudan University
1984 Tsinghua University
1985 Peking University
1985 Nanjing University
1986 Nankai University
1987 Shanghai Jiao Tong University
1987 Suzhou University
1988 Zhejiang University
1993 Northwest University, Xi'an
1998 Shanghai University
2000 Lanzhou University
2002 Xiamen University
2003 Northwestern Polytechnical University
2007 National Taiwan Normal University

Lectureships and Memberships

1957 Loeb Lecturer, Harvard University
1957 Member, Academia Sinica
1959 Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1961-63 Sloan Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship
1962 Member, American Philosophical Society
1964 Loeb Lecturer, Harvard University
1964 Member, National Academy of Sciences
1966 Guggenheim Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
1982 Member, Accademia Nazionale del Lincei, Rome, Italy
1986 Jessie & John Danz Lecturer, University of Washington
1994 Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1995 Member, Third World Academy of Sciences
1995 Herman Feshbach Lecturer in Physics, MIT
1996 Accademia Nazionale Delle Scienze, Italy
2003 Academician of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
2004 Advisor, Macao Special Administrative Region of P. R. C.,
Science and Technology Council


  • Particle Physics and Introduction to Field Theory,
                         Harwood Academic Publishers, 1981
  • T.D. Lee, Selected Papers, Vols 1-3,
                         Ed. G. Feinberg, Birkhauser Boston Inc., 1986
  • Thirty Years Since Parity Nonconservation,
             A Symposium for T.D. Lee,
                          Birkhauser Boston Inc., 1988
  • Symmetries, Asymmetries, and the World of Particles,
                          University of Washington Press, 1988
  • T.D. Lee, Selected Papers, 1985-1996,
                          Eds. H.C. Ren and Y. Pang, Gordon and Breach, 1998
  • Science and Art
                          Eds. T.D. Lee and Liu Huaizu
                          Shanghai Science and Technology Publisher, 2000
  • The Challenge from Physics
                          T.D. Lee
                          China Economics Publisher, 2002
  • Response to the Dispute of Discovery of Parity Violation
                          Eds. Ji Cheng, Liu Huaizu and Teng Li (in Chinese)
                          Gansu Science and Technology Publisher, 2004
                          Cosmos Books Ltd. Hong Kong, 2004
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