The death of 55-year-old Zhang Shousheng was considered the next Chinese Nobel Prize winner

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 The death of 55-year-old Zhang Shousheng was considered the next Chinese Nobel Prize winner


The official microblog of the Massachusetts Science and Technology Review (MSTE) said on June 6 that Zhang Shousheng, a famous physicist, died at the age of 55.

Zhang Shoucheng is a lifelong professor in the Department of Physics, Electronic Engineering and Applied Physics at Stanford University. He has been working on topological insulators, quantum spin Hall effect, spintronics, high temperature superconductivity and other fields. The quantum spin Hall effect proposed by his research team in 2006 was named Global Ten in 2007 by Science. One of the most important scientific breakthroughs, he is also considered by Yang Zhenning as the next Chinese Nobel Prize winner. The heavyweight awards in physics include the European Physics Award, the Barclays Award of the American Physical Society, the Dirac Award of the International Center for Theoretical Physics, and the Yuri Prize for Basic Physics.

Besides being a scientist, Zhang Shousheng is also an investor. He founded Danhua Investment in 2013, focusing on investing in the most disruptive innovative technology and business models, and building bridges between Stanford, Silicon Valley and China.

He is also a judge on the Massachusetts Science and Technology Reviews 35-year-old list of technological innovators.

Zhang Shousheng is a Chinese-American physicist, a lifelong professor at Stanford University, an academician of the American Academy of Sciences and a foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is the winner of the 2017 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award of the Peoples Republic of China.

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