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The AAPPS-APCTP Chen Ning Yang Award

C.N. Yang Award for 2022

 

Background

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).

 

Eligibility

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    
    nomination
.

 

Channel of Nominations

1. Self-nomination is not possible.

2. Through a member society:

    I. Societies with divisional structure (Australia, CPS, KPS, JSAP, JPS, Indonesia, and Vietnam): 
       Each division chair can make one nomination every year in the relevant specialty.

   II. Societies without divisional structure: 
       The president of each society can make up to three nominations every year.

3. Individual nomination:

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.

4. Through APCTP member entity:

Each member entity can make up to three nominations every year.

 

Nomination Package

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 award@apctp.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 below.

1. A letter of not more than 5000 characters explaining the nominee’s achievements 
    with a citation having less than 300 characters.

2. The nominee’s contact information.

3. The nominee’s biographical information, 
    including the date when the nominee’s PhD was received and the institution where the PhD was
    awarded.

4. The nominee’s publication list, 
   including the URL information where the complete texts of five of the nominee’s foremost publications
   can be retrieved. 
Listing of the citations and the impact factors of the nominee’s corresponding
   publications is also preferred as a reference.

 

Sessions of the most recent APPC (APPC14 in 2019)

A.     Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Gravitation

B.     Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

C.    Condensed Matter, Semiconductor & Materials Physics

D.    Particle Physics

E.     Strongly Correlated Electron Systems

F.     Optics & Laser

G.    Synchrotron Radiation

H.    Statistical Physics & Bioinformatics

I.     Complex Systems, Mathematical Physics & Computational Physics

J.     Biological and Medical Physics

K.     Physics Education

L.     Magnetism & High Magnetic Field

M.    Nuclear Physics

N.    Plasma Physics

O.    Quantum Information


Selection Process

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 contribution.

 

Prize

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 March 1 2022.





  The awardees for the AAPPS C.N.Yang Award 



10th (C.N. Yang Award 2021)

Awardees of C.N.Yang Award 2021

Chen FANG (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
"For his founding contribution in coining higher-order topological insulators and in completing a fast-diagnosis scheme for topological materials."

Dr. Fang has played a key role in solving two important problems in this field, known as “diagnosis” and “classification”, with the key concept of “topological invariant”, a global quantum number that is used to distinguish topological materials from non-topological ones and to classify various types of topological materials. Note that the types and forms of all topological invariants depend only on two factors: symmetry and dimensionality. Identifying all invariants for a given dimension and symmetry group of interest is, therefore, an important “classification problem” for theorists. Dr. Fang’s recent works in Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 246402 (2017) and Nature Communications 9, 3530 (2018), for the first time, identify four new Z2 topological invariants in 3D for the following spatial symmetries: rotation, screw rotation, roto-reflection, and inversion. He then used a theoretical tool, “layer construction”, to solve the classification problem.

Masashi OTANI (The High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK))
"For his development of the muon linac in realizing the muon acceleration for the first time in the world."

Dr. Otani has succeeded in high-frequency acceleration of muons for the first time in the world. He devised the unique combination of muon cooling through generating negative muonium ion(the bound state of a positive muon and two electrons), decelerating muons down to less than 1 KeV (by simply injecting muons into a thin metal film), and then accelerating and bunching muons with a radio-frequency quadrupole linear accelerator (RFQ). This unique method has solved the decades-old problem in a limited experimental environment and will be the basis for a variety of future projects in high energy physics, including precise measurement of muons, neutrino factory, muon collider, and so on.

Yangping SHEN (Nuclear Physics, China Institute of Atomic Energy)
"For his contribution in shedding new light on the critical reaction, 12C(α, γ)16O, in nuclear astrophysics"

Dr. Shen’s works mainly focus on the direct and indirect measurement on this “Holy Grail” reaction. He develops the indirect technique based on the independent (11B, 7Li) transfer reaction with less breakup effect and experimentally determines the external-capture contribution in the 12C(α, γ)16O for the first time. This work results in a significant increase of the total S factor which is now in good agreement with the value obtained by reproducing supernova nucleosynthesis calculations with the solar-system abundances.


9th (C.N. Yang Award 2020)
       1. Jinsong ZHANG: Physics Department, Tsinghua University
       2. Zhiqing LIU: Shandong University
       3. Nobuyuki KOBAYASHI: RCNP, Osaka University



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, Chin





C.N. Yang Award for 2021

 

Background

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).

 

Eligibility

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    
    nomination
.

 

Channel of Nominations

1. Self-nomination is not possible.

2. Through a member society:

    I. Societies with divisional structure (Australia, CPS, KPS, JSAP, JPS, Indonesia, and Vietnam): 
       Each division chair can make one nomination every year in the relevant specialty.

   II. Societies without divisional structure: 
       The president of each society can make up to three nominations every year.

3. Individual nomination:

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.

 

Nomination Package

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 award@apctp.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 below.

1. A letter of not more than 5000 characters explaining the nominee’s achievements 
    with a citation having less than 300 characters.

2. The nominee’s contact information.

3. The nominee’s biographical information, 
    including the date when the nominee’s PhD was received and the institution where the PhD was
    awarded.

4. The nominee’s publication list, 
   including the URL information where the complete texts of five of the nominee’s foremost publications
   can be retrieved. 
Listing of the citations and the impact factors of the nominee’s corresponding
   publications is also preferred as a reference.

 

Sessions of the most recent APPC (APPC14 in 2019)

A.     Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Gravitation

B.     Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

C.    Condensed Matter, Semiconductor & Materials Physics

D.    Particle Physics

E.     Strongly Correlated Electron Systems

F.     Optics & Laser

G.    Synchrotron Radiation

H.    Statistical Physics & Bioinformatics

I.     Complex Systems, Mathematical Physics & Computational Physics

J.     Biological and Medical Physics

K.     Physics Education

L.     Magnetism & High Magnetic Field

M.    Nuclear Physics

N.    Plasma Physics

O.    Quantum Information


Selection Process

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 contribution.

 

Prize

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 May 15 2021.





  The awardees for the AAPPS C.N.Yang Award 



10th (C.N. Yang Award 2021)

Awardees of C.N.Yang Award 2021

Chen FANG (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
"For his founding contribution in coining higher-order topological insulators and in completing a fast-diagnosis scheme for topological materials."

Dr. Fang has played a key role in solving two important problems in this field, known as “diagnosis” and “classification”, with the key concept of “topological invariant”, a global quantum number that is used to distinguish topological materials from non-topological ones and to classify various types of topological materials. Note that the types and forms of all topological invariants depend only on two factors: symmetry and dimensionality. Identifying all invariants for a given dimension and symmetry group of interest is, therefore, an important “classification problem” for theorists. Dr. Fang’s recent works in Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 246402 (2017) and Nature Communications 9, 3530 (2018), for the first time, identify four new Z2 topological invariants in 3D for the following spatial symmetries: rotation, screw rotation, roto-reflection, and inversion. He then used a theoretical tool, “layer construction”, to solve the classification problem.

Masashi OTANI (The High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK))
"For his development of the muon linac in realizing the muon acceleration for the first time in the world."

Dr. Otani has succeeded in high-frequency acceleration of muons for the first time in the world. He devised the unique combination of muon cooling through generating negative muonium ion(the bound state of a positive muon and two electrons), decelerating muons down to less than 1 KeV (by simply injecting muons into a thin metal film), and then accelerating and bunching muons with a radio-frequency quadrupole linear accelerator (RFQ). This unique method has solved the decades-old problem in a limited experimental environment and will be the basis for a variety of future projects in high energy physics, including precise measurement of muons, neutrino factory, muon collider, and so on.

Yangping SHEN (Nuclear Physics, China Institute of Atomic Energy)
"For his contribution in shedding new light on the critical reaction, 12C(α, γ)16O, in nuclear astrophysics"

Dr. Shen’s works mainly focus on the direct and indirect measurement on this “Holy Grail” reaction. He develops the indirect technique based on the independent (11B, 7Li) transfer reaction with less breakup effect and experimentally determines the external-capture contribution in the 12C(α, γ)16O for the first time. This work results in a significant increase of the total S factor which is now in good agreement with the value obtained by reproducing supernova nucleosynthesis calculations with the solar-system abundances.


9th (C.N. Yang Award 2020)
       1. Jinsong ZHANG: Physics Department, Tsinghua University
       2. Zhiqing LIU: Shandong University
       3. Nobuyuki KOBAYASHI: RCNP, Osaka University

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, Chin




The AAPPS Chen Ning Yang Award




  The idea to create the AAPPS (Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies) Prize or Award was first discussed at the Third Council meeting held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in August 1992. It was noticed that it is important to encourage young physicists in the Asia/Pacific region and to introduce excellent activities in the region around.

  In the second term of the AAPPS Council (1994 – 1997) creation of the AAPPS Award of Physics was approved as follows:
  a. The AAPPS Award is given at the occasion of the Asia Pacific Physics Conference (APPC) to   
      outstanding young physicists in the country/region where the APPC is held.
  b. The candidates of awardees are selected by the member society of the AAPPS organizing         
      the  APPC (the host society).
  c. The criteria for selection are decided by the host society.
  d. The awardees are approved by the Ordinary General Meeting following to the recommendation by  
      the host society.
  e. The President of the AAPPS awards the AAPPS Award at the APPC.

  The Seventh APPC was decided to be held in Beijing, China in August 1997. Then the Chinese Physical Society (the Executive Committee of the 7APPC chaired by Professor Zhao Zhong Xian) selected two candidates of awardees. Both candidates were approved by the Third Ordinary General Meeting of the AAPPS held on 18 August 1997.

  The first AAPPS Award was given to two graduate students in China from the AAPPS President at the Closing Ceremony of the 7APPC.

  The awardees and their subjects were Mr. Wu Jian (Department of Physics, Tsinghua University) by his contribution on ¡°the electron transport through mesoscopic systems¡± and Mr. Yang Haitao (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) by his contribution on the development of 4.2K high vacuum scanning tunneling microscope and its applications to high temperature superconductors.

  Professor Chen Ning Yang was the Chairperson of the Ad Hoc Group for the Formation of the AAPPS from 1988 to August 1990 and the First President of the AAPPS from 11 August 1990 to 2 July 1994.

  He worked as a Council member of the AAPPS in the Second term and retired from the Council at the end of 1997. The Council acknowledged his long-standing contribution for the AAPPS and conferred him the title of Honorary President. At the same time the AAPPS Award of Physics was renamed as the AAPPS Chen Ning Yang Award.

 

 
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