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Xiao-Gang Wen

Xiao-Gang Wen, Chinese physics professor. A.P. Sloan Foundation fellow, 1992, Distinguished Moore scholar California Institute of Technology, 2006, 07; recipient Outstanding Young Researcher award Overseas Chinese Physics Association, 1994. Fellow: American Physical Society.


  • Wen, Xiao-Gang was born on November 26, 1961 in Beijing. Came to United States, 1982. Son of Shi-Fu and Wan-Qin (Xue) Wen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China, 1982. Master of Arts in Physics, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1987.


    • Member Institute Theoretical Physics University California, Santa Barbara, 1987-1989. Member Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, 1989—1991. Assistant professor department physics.

      Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1991-1995, associate professor, 1995—2000, professor, since 2000, Cecil and Ida Green professor physics, since 2004. Changjiang professor Tsinghua University Center Advanced Study, China, since 2000.


    • Contributor articles to science journals. Author: Quantum Field Theory of Many-body Systems: From the Origin of Sound to an Origin of Light and Electrons, 2004.


    Fellow: American Physical Society.


    • Married Xiao-Li Li, June 4, 1984. Children: David Yi-Bo, Kevin Ruo-Song.
    • father: Shi-Fu Wen
    • mother: Wan-Qin (Xue) Wen
    • spouse: Xiao-Li Li
    • children: David Yi-Bo Wen
    • Kevin Ruo-Song Wen
    Xiao-Gang Wen
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    Born November 26, 1961
    (age 55)