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Biography Revised: 12/10/2008
Career Data Updated: 12/10/2008

PHOTO: Peng Hengwu
Peng Hengwu 彭恒武
Honorary Head of the Theoretical Physics Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Born: 1915


Peng Hengwu, male, Han nationality, was born in Changchun, Jilin Province. He is a native of Macheng, Hubei Province. Peng obtained a doctorate degree in philosophy from Edinburgh University in Britain.

Peng engaged in research on the basis and application of theoretical physics. He also conducted studies on nucleus, two particle chemical bonds, technique for rapid heating steel ingot, theory of reactors, engineering design, and critical safety.

Peng is credited with contributing to the research and theoretical design of atom bombs and hydrogen bombs for the first generation in China.

In 1955, he was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Career Data

Honorary Head, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Theoretical Physics Institute
1955— Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Research Fellow, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Theoretical Physics Institute
1948— Academician, Irish Royal Academy of Sciences
1940 Graduate, University of Edinburgh Scotland, Edinburgh (Received Doctorate)
1935 Graduate, Tsinghua University, Physics Department Beijing Municipality

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