Lee, Tsung-Dao (dzŏngˈ-douˈ lēˈ) [key], 1926–, American physicist, b. China, Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago, 1950. He was a member (1951–53) of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; and professor of theoretical physics there (1960–63). He also served as professor at Columbia (1953–60, 1963–). Lee is known for his studies in statistical mechanics, elementary particles, and astrophysics. He shared with Chen-ning Yang the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics for researches refuting the law of conservation of parity.
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