Huang Kun

Physicist, Deceased Person

1919 – 2005

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Who was Huang Kun?

Huang Kun, born in Beijing, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was a well-known physicist in the People's Republic of China. He was awarded the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award by the President of the People's Republic of China Jiang Zemin in 2001.

Born in Beijing, China, in 1919, Huang graduated from the Beijing-based Yenching University as a promising physicist. In 1948, he received a PhD degree from the H. H. Wills Physics Lab of Bristol University in the United Kingdom and continued his postdoctoral studies at Liverpool University where he coauthored the book of Dynamical Theory of Crystal Lattices with Max Born between 1949 and 1951.

In 1951, Huang returned to China to teach, and became a professor of physics at Peking University. In 1955, he became one of the first batch of academicans of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

After his retirement in 1983, Huang remained active in the research of semiconductors and was selected as the chairman of the Chinese Society of Physics between 1987 and 1991. He used to be the director of the institute of semiconductors of CAS.

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Sep 2, 1919
  • University of Liverpool
  • Yenching University
  • University of Bristol
Jul 6, 2005

on July 23, 2013


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