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Chinese-American physicist Shoucheng Zhang dies at 55

Science & Military2018-12-06

Shoucheng Zhang, a Chinese-American physicist at Stanford University, died on Saturday at the age of 55, according to Digital Horizon Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund he co-founded.Zhang was identified as one of the top candidates for the Nobel Prize by Thomson Reuters in 2014 for his work on quantum effects, including topological insulators (material that insulate from the inside but allow the flow of electrons on their surface), spintronics, and high temperature superconductivity.Zhang was also a member of the National Academy of Science of the United States and an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.He was born in 1963 in Shanghai and was accepted in Fudan University at the young age of 15.(CGTN)

Shoucheng Zhang, a Chinese-American physicist at Stanford University, died on Saturday at the age of 55, according to Digital Horizon Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund he co-founded.

Zhang was identified as one of the top candidates for the Nobel Prize by Thomson Reuters in 2014 for his work on quantum effects, including topological insulators (material that insulate from the inside but allow the flow of electrons on their surface), spintronics, and high temperature superconductivity.

Zhang was also a member of the National Academy of Science of the United States and an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

He was born in 1963 in Shanghai and was accepted in Fudan University at the young age of 15.

(CGTN)

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