The awardees for the AAPPS C.N.Yang Award
9th (C.N. Yang Award 2020)
Awardees of C.N.Yang Award 2020
Jinsong ZHANG (Physics Department, Tsinghua University)Dr. Jinsong Zhang’s research has focused on the low-temperature transport study of topological quantum matter and two-dimensional (2D) layered materials under electric and magnetic fields, including topological insulators (TI), the quantum anomalous Hall effect (QAHE), and quantum phase transitions. His techniques and works include (1) band structure engineering in topological insulators, (2) the first experimental realization of QAHE, (3) topology-driven magnetic quantum phase transition, and (4) the axion insulator and Chern insulator phases in intrinsic 2D magnetic TI MnBi2Te4, which offers a new strategy to realize topological magnetoelectric effects and axion electrodynamics in condensed matter systems.
"For his outstanding contributions to topological quantum matter research, in realizing the quantum anomalous Hall effect and axion insulator phase in magnetic topological insulators."
Zhiqing LIU (Shandong University)
Dr. Liu is an experimentalist working on particle physics and nuclear physics, with the Beijing Spectrometer III (BES III), Belle/Belle II, and anti-Proton ANnihilation at Darmstadt (PANDA) experiments. He participated in the discovery of a charged charmonium-like state Zc(3900) at the BES III experiment in 2013, and made the same observation at the Belle experiment. Note that the Zc(3900) particle is regarded as the first convincing candidate for a tetraquark particle by the hadron physics community, a highly acclaimed event reported in Physics and selected by the American Physics Society as the number one standout story of the “Top Eleven Highlighted Events” in physics in 2013.
"For his outstanding contributions to experimental hadron physics that goes beyond the quark model; in particular, for the discovery of the four-quark particle Zc(3900)."
Nobuyuki KOBAYASHI (RCNP, Osaka University)
Dr. Kobayashi has led the research field of halo formation in unstable nuclei using radioisotope (RI) beams at RIKEN Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory (RIBF). His main achievements include spectroscopic studies on novel halo nuclei 37Mg, 31,29Ne, and 22C via inclusive breakup reactions. In addition, he worked on a lifetime measurement of the excited states of the unstable nucleus 43S at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), Michigan State University (MSU) and a study of pygmy dipole resonances on 208Pb via (p,p’γ) reactions at the Research Center for Nuclear Physics (RCNP), Osaka University.
"for your outstanding contributions to the exotic nuclear physics, in the discovery of neutron halo structures in 37Mg, 31,29Ne, and 22C and spectroscopic study of 43S and 208Pb with novel reaction and gamma-ray measurements.”
8th (14th APPC in Kuching, Malaysia, 2019)
1. Igor AHARONOVICH: University of Technology Sydney / AIP
2. Xiong-Jun LIU: Peking University / CPS
3. Song HE: ITP, CAS / CPS
7th (13th APPC in Brisbane, 2016)
1. Ling Lu:Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
2. Marcus William Doherty :Australian National University, Australia
3. Takao Sasagawa :Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
6th(12th APPC in Chiba, July, 2013)
1. Jun Cao : Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
2. Bae Ho Park :Konkuk University, Korea
3. Toshiro Kaneko : Tohoku University, Japan
4. Masahide Yamaguchi : Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
5th (11th APPC in Shanghai, November, 2010)
1. Dong-Lai Feng :Fudan University, China
2. ZhongFang : Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
3. XianfengChen : Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
4th (10th APPC in Pohang, August, 2007)
1. Hyun-Su Lee : University of Chicago, USA
2. Hong-SeokLee :Yonsei University, Korea
3. Ji HoonShim : Rutgers University, USA
3rd (9th APPC in Hanoi, October 2004)
1. Phan Ngoc Minh: IMS, VAST, Vietnam
2. Nguyen HuuDuc: College of Applied Sciences and Technology, Vietnam Nat'l Univ, Vietanam
2nd (8th APPC in Taipei, August 2000)
1. Chi-Kuang Sun: Dept of Electric Engineering, Nat'l Taiwan Univ, Taiwan
2. Rong-Li Lo:Dept of Physics, Nat'l TsingHuaUniv, Taiwan
1st (7th APPC in Beijing, August 1997)
1. Jian Wu: Dept of Physics, Tsinghua Univ, China
2. Haitao Yang: IOP, CAS, China
C.N. Yang Award for 2020
The C.N. Yang Award has been
established to honor young researchers with prominent research achievements and
to promote the development of leaders in physics in the Asia Pacific region.
The Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS) and the Asia Pacific
Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) have jointly established the AAPPS-APCTP
Chen-Ning Yang Award (C.N. Yang Award).
1. The awardee
must have obtained a PhD in physics or an equivalent degree no more
than 10 years
prior to the date of nomination.
2. The awardee must have done the work to be awarded when s/he had an
affiliation to an institution
in a member country/region.
3. The awardee must have an affiliation to an institution in
a member country/region at the time of
Channel of Nominations
1. Self-nomination is not possible.
2. Through a member society:
with divisional structure (Australia, CPS, KPS, JSAP, JPS, Indonesia, and
Each division chair can make one nomination every
year in the relevant specialty.
without divisional structure:
The president of each society can make up to three
nominations every year.
Each participant of the most
recent Asia Pacific Physics Conference (APPC14) organized by AAPPS, who has
paid the full registration fee, has a right to make one nomination.
The nomination package must
be prepared in a single PDF file and must be submitted by e-mail to the
secretary of AAPPS and the administrative office of APCTP at firstname.lastname@example.org simultaneously,
prior to the announced deadline, together with a cover letter indicating the
most relevant session name of the most recent or forthcoming
APPC. The package must include all of the materials that are listed
1. A letter of
not more than 5000 characters explaining the nominee’s achievements
with a citation having less than 300 characters.
nominee’s contact information.
nominee’s biographical information,
including the date when the nominee’s PhD was received and the
institution where the PhD was
nominee’s publication list,
including the URL information where the complete texts of five of
the nominee’s foremost publications
can be retrieved.
Sessions of the most recent
APPC (APPC14 in 2019)
Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Gravitation
Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics
Condensed Matter, Semiconductor & Materials Physics
Strongly Correlated Electron Systems
Optics & Laser
Statistical Physics & Bioinformatics
I. Complex Systems, Mathematical Physics &
Biological and Medical Physics
Magnetism & High Magnetic Field
A selection committee,
appointed by the AAPPS Division, the AAPPS and the APCTP, shall determine the
recipient of the prize from the nominations, taking into account the overall
quality and significance of the contribution and the creativity exhibited in
The prize consists of a
US$1000 monetary prize and a certificate for each recipient. The prizes will be
presented to the awardees by the AAPPS President at the C.N. Yang Award
Ceremony at the AAPPS HQ, and the recipients are invited to give talks and
publish review papers to the AAPPS Bulletin.
Nominations close on April 15 2020.