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Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 5/23/2003
Career Data Updated: 7/11/2007

PHOTO: Zhou Guangzhao
Zhou Guangzhao 周光召
Chairman of the 5th National Committee of the China Association for Science and Technology, Leading Nuclear Physicist
Born: 1929

Biography Highlight

Zhou Guangzhao, male, Han nationality, was born in 1929 in Changsha, Hunan Province. He graduated from the physics department of Qinghua University in 1951, joined the CPC in 1952, and, beginning in 1954, did postgraduate work in theoretical physics at Beijing University. From 1957 to 1960, he was a researcher at the Dubra joint nuclear research institute in Moscow.

Recent Career Data

1999 (Recipient, Medal from the CPC Central Committee for Work on Nuclear Weapons and Satellites)
1998—2003 Vice-Chairman, 9th Standing Committee of the NPC
1998—???? Honorary President, Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1996 (Asteroid No. 3462, found in 1996 by Chinese astronomers, was named after Zhou Guangzhao)
1996— Vice-President, China Physics Society
1996—???? Member, State Leading Group for Science and Technology
1996—???? Chairman, State Science and Technology Commission
1993—???? Vice-Chairman, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee

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