Lars Brink will Speak to Honor Madame Chien-Shiung Wu
Lars Brink, Academician of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and former member/chairman of the Nobel Committee of Physics will speak at the event to honor Madame Chien Shiung Wu
Professor Lars Brink
Nanjing University Alumni Association United States (NUAAUS) is honored and proud to announce that Professor Lars Brink, a distinguished Swedish theoretical physicist from Chalmers Institute of Technology, will speak at the event to honor Madame Chien Shiung Wu.
Between 1971 – 1973, Professor Brink was a member of the theory group of CERN. Between his stay at CERN and also at Caltech in the 70’s, he was one of the pioneers of superstring theory, a theory who attempted to unify all forces in nature, electromagnetic, weak nuclear forces, strong nuclear forces and gravitational. In 1997, Professor Brink was elected to become a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Between 2001 and 2004, and again between 2008 and 2013, Professor Brink was a member of the Nobel Committee for Physics. He also served as the Committee’s chairman in 2013.
Professor Brink made a heartwarming comment after he was invited to be a speaker of the event. He said that: “This definitely is a grand opportunity for the world to once again pay our deep respect to one of the most admired human beings of the world, a truly distinguished scientist, whose work was and still is era-changing!”
About the C.S. Wu Global Forum
In order to commemorate Madame Chien Shiung Wu's 110 Anniversaries, Nanjing University Alumni Association United States (USAAUS) will host the first C.S. Wu Global Online Symposium, on September 24th, 2022. It welcomes scientists, teachers and students all over the world to join this open event.
The son of Madame C.S. Wu, Dr. Vincent Yuan, expressed his great pleasure in approving the NUAAUS to organize this commemorative event.
The U.S. Postal Service wrote to NUAAUS and authorized the use of Chien-shung Wu commemorative stamp to honor her as "one of the most influential nuclear physicists of the 20th century".