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Deng Jiaxian PhD dissertation, 1950

 Item — Box: Communal Collections 8, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSA 334
Deng Jiaxian PhD thesis, The Photo-Disintegration of the Deuteron. Purdue University, 1950 (Thesis 12372 PhD ) 1 print thesis (pamphlet bound) Nuclear physicist Deng Jiaxian is known as China's "Father of the Atomic Bomb." He graduated with his PhD in physics from Purdue University in 1950. After graduation, he returned to China, dedicating over 20 years to his work on a team of scientists who developed the nuclear and hydrogen bom for China. His contributions were critical to the development of China's nuclear program. In 1999, he was posthumously awarded the National Merit Medal for his contributions to Chinese military science.

Dates

  • 1950

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0.10 Cubic Feet

Abstract

Dissertation by Deng Jiaxian, titled "THE PHOTO-DISINTEGRATION OF THE DEUTERON," Purdue University, 1950 (Thesis 12372 PhD )

Biographical or Historical Information

Nuclear physicist Deng Jiaxian is known as China's "Father of the Atomic Bomb." He was born June 25, 1924 in Huaining, Anhui province, and died on July 29, 1986, in Beijing. Jiaxian graduated with his PhD in physics from Purdue University in 1950. After graduation, he returned to China, dedicating over 20 years to his work on a team of scientists who developed the nuclear and hydrogen bom for China. His contributions were critical to the development of China's nuclear program. He was a member of the Chinese Academy of Science. In 1999, he was posthumously awarded the National Merit Medal for his contributions to Chinese military science.

Note written by Mary A. Sego

Custodial History

Departmental transfer for preservation to Archives and Special Collections, transferred from Purdue theses and dissertations collections in Hicks Repository.

Source of Acquisition

Departmental transfer from Purdue theses and dissertations collections in Hicks Repository

Related Materials

See also "Collected articles on Deng Jiaxian," in Alumni Box J-K, which includes newspaper clippings and publications on Jiaxian and his work.
Title
Deng Jiaxian PhD dissertation, 1950
Status
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