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YITP Receives $1,000,000 Donation for an Endowed Chair  
The University received a $1 million donation from a prominent Chinese businessman, Dr. Deng Wei. The gift was announced at a formal donation ceremony that took place in Beijing, China on May 17.

The donation will be used to establish the "Chen Ning Yang - Deng Wei Endowed Chair in Physics and Astronomy" in the YITP. Dr. Deng made the gift to honor Dr. Yang, the founding Director of of the Institute that now carries his name. The YITP encompasses the full range of theoretical physics, including elementary particles, string theory, statistical mechanics, and quantum information. Its former students and postdoctoral scholars hold leadership positions in science and education in the United States and around the world.


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