Yu Min (physicist)

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Yu Min (Chinese: 于敏; 1926 -) is a prominent Chinese nuclear physicist, an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and a recipient of "Two Bombs, One Satellite" Achievement Medal.[1]

From 1949, Yu started his postgraduate research in the Department of Physics of Peking University, and also served as a teaching assistant. In 1951, he became an assistant researcher and associate researcher at Modern Physics Institute of CAS, and began to study nuclear physics theory under the supervision of Peng Huanwu. From the end of 1960, Yu was involved in the theoretical research of nuclear weapons. His major contributions included the solutions to a series of fundamental and critical theoretical problems of nuclear weapons, which led to breakthrough of hydrogen bomb.[2]

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