Yifang Wang

Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing

Candidate for International CouncilorYifang Wang

Biographical Summary

Yifang Wang is an experimental particle physicist, currently the director of the Institute of High Energy Physics(IHEP) at Beijing, P.R. China.

Dr. Wang obtained his B.Sc on nuclear physics in 1984 at the Nanjing University, China, and Ph.D on high energy physics in 1991 at the University of Florence, Italy. He worked subsequently in MIT and Stanford University in US and joined IHEP in 2001.

His research covers high energy electron-position collisions, neutrinos and space experiments. Technically he worked for detector design and construction, electronics, trigger and DAQ as well as software and data analysis. He was a member of L3, AMS, Palo Verde and KamLAND collaborations. 

At IHEP, he led the design, construction and science efforts of the BESIII experiment for the tau-charm physics as the project manager and spokesperson. He initiated the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment and led the experimental effort as the co-project manager and the co-spokesperson. This experiment discovered a new type of neutrino oscillation denoted by the mixing angle θ13. He is now leading the JUNO reactor neutrino experiment to measure the neutrino mass hierarchy.   

He is now the director of IHEP, which has more than 1,400 employees and an annual budget of more than 200 M$. He served in many advisory panels in the world, and a recipient of several awards, including the 2014 Panofsky Prize for Experimental Particle Physics by APS.   

He is married with two children, one daughter and one son.

Candidate's Statement

Science is an international language and a bridge to connect everyone in the world. Particle physics is probably more international than other disciplines and needs more international exchange, mutual support, and coordination. Being a particle physicist for 30 years, and having worked extensively in Asia, Europe and America within large international collaborations, I can be helpful to APS in many ways for,
1) a better connection of physicists in the world;
2) a better understanding of the global science such as policies and future trends;
3) a better coordination of planning in different countries;
4) a better promotion of physics and science in general, all over the world.

With my experience at APS, I can also help, at least the Chinese Physics Society to be more open and more internationalized.   

Science and globalization are really good things.

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