85-year-old Nobel laureate Yang: "Young wife makes me younger"
www.chinaview.cn 2007-09-25 14:43:30   Print

Yang Zhenning, the first Chinese American Nobel Prize laureate, with his wife Wong Fan (Xinhua File Photo)
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   BEIJING, Sept. 25 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese-American Nobel laureate of physics Yang Zhenning said to Xinhua his wife Weng Fan, 54 years his junior, has made him younger and more energetic.

    Yang and his wife visited China's Sun Yat-Sen University on Saturday in Guangzhou. Holding his wife's hand tightly, he said: "She really makes me feel the energy of youth." 

    He added: "I am now 10 times more famous than before since the current marriage." 

    Yang, 85, married 31-year-old Weng Fan on Dec. 24, 2004.

  It was the second marriage for both of them. Yang's first wife Du Zhili died in 2003 and Weng wed her first husband shortly after graduation from college and got divorced soon afterwards. 

    In 1957, Yang won and shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Lee Tsung-dao "for their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws, which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles."

    Since late 2003, Yang has been giving regular lectures exclusive for freshman in China's elite Tsinghua University.     

Yang Zhenning, the first Chinese American Nobel Prize laureate, together with his young wife Weng Fan, are seen swimming in a pool in photos posted recently on many bulletin boards. ( Photo: Dayoo.com)
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Editor: Han Lin
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