Yang Fujia

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Professor Yang Fujia (Chinese:杨福家 Pinyin: Yáng Fújiā) (b. June 1936) is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a renowned nuclear physicist and former Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, England.

Biography[edit]

Yang's ancestral hometown is Zhenhai County (current Zhenhai District), Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. He was born in Shanghai, graduated from Shanghai Ge-Zhi High School 上海格致中学 and obtained a degree in physics from Fudan University. He was a lecturer and professor of physics at Fudan, serving as President of the university from 1994 to 1999.

Yang was Director of the Shanghai Institute of Nuclear Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences from 1987 to 2001, was Chairman of the Shanghai Science and Technology Association (1992–1996), and he was the first president of the Association of University Presidents of China (1997–1999).

Yang has held visiting professorships at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark; Rutgers University, New Jersey, U.S.; the State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA; and the University of Tokyo, Japan. He holds honorary degrees from Soka University, Tokyo, Japan; the State University of New York, USA; the University of Hong Kong; the University of Nottingham, England; and the University of Connecticut, USA.

Professor Yang Fujia was formally installed as The University of Nottingham's sixth Chancellor on 4 July 2001, the first time that a Chinese academic has become Chancellor of a UK university. He stepped down as Chancellor on 1 January 2013, being replaced by Sir Andrew Witty.

Other roles which Professor Yang has held include:

  • Council Member representing China on the Association of East Asia Research Universities
  • Member of the International Association of University Presidents
  • Member of the Association of University Presidents of the Pacific Rim
  • Vice-president of the Chinese Association of Science and Technology

Notable Research[edit]

  • Hyperfine Structure Measurements in the Lines 576.91 nm, 597.11 nm and 612.61 nm of La II; Li Maosheng, Ma Hongliang, Chen Miaohua, Chen Zhijun, Lu Fuquan, Tang Jiayong and Yang Fujia; Phys. Scr. 61 No 4 (2000) 449-451
  • Hyperfine structure in the 576 nm line of Pr II by collinear fast-ion-beam laser spectroscopy; Ma Hongliang, Chen Miaohua, Chen Zhijun, Shi Wei, Lu Fuquan, Tang Jiayong and Yang Fujia; J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 32 No 5 (14 March 1999) 1345-1349 Abstract
  • Electron-impact ionization cross sections and rates for ions of neon; Chen Chongyang, Yan Shixiang, Teng Zhouxuan, Wang Yansen, Yang Fujia and Sun Yongsheng; J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 31 No 24 (28 December 1998) 5403-5405
  • Electron-impact ionization cross sections and rates for ions of neon; Chen Chongyang, Yan Shixiang, Teng Zhouxuan, Wang Yansen, Yang Fujia and Sun Yongsheng; J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 31 No 12 (28 June 1998) 2667-2679
  • Optical isotope shifts of Nd II by collinear fast-ion-beam laser spectroscopy; Ma Hongliang, Shi Wei, Yan Bin, Li Yong, Fang Dufei, Lu Fuquan, Tang Jiayong and Yang Fujia; J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 30 No 15 (14 August 1997) 3355-3360
  • Single Electron Capture for Ce+ and Ho+ in H2; Wu Weimin, Gu Jian, Wu Songmao, Lu Fuquan and Yang Fujia; Chinese Phys. Lett. 12 No 1 (January 1995) 16-18
  • Configuration mixing of the level (23 537)o9/2 in Nd II deduced from the optical isotope shifts by collinear fast-ion-beam laser spectroscopy; Wang Yansen, Lu Fuquan, Wy Songmao, Shi Wei, Song Linggen, Tang Jiayong and Yang Fujia; J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 24 No 1 (14 January 1991) 45-48

References[edit]


Academic offices
Preceded by
The Lord Dearing
Chancellor of the University of Nottingham
2000–2013
Succeeded by
Sir Andrew Witty