International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers

Kingman Cheung and Chushun Tian won the 2017 Achievement in Asia Award (Robert T. Poe Prize)   

Professor Kingman Cheung (Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan) and Prof. Chushun Tian (Institute of Theoretical Physics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences) are the co-winners of the 2017 Achievement in Asia Award (Robert T. Poe Prize) given by the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers (OCPA).

The OCPA AAA (Robert T. Poe Prize) is awarded annually to a Chinese physicist/astronomer or a team working in Asia in recognition of their outstanding achievements in physics and astronomy. The Award carries a total cash prize of US$2,000 and a certificate citing the awardee's accomplishments in research.

The Citation for Kingman Cheung: For his significant contributions to unparticl physics and collider physics in the origin of electroweak symmetry breaking.

BIO: Professor Kingman Cheung received his bachelor degree in physics from the University of Hong Kong in 1987 and his PhD degree in 1992 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under Professor Vernon Barger. He was a research associate from 1992-1994 in Northwestern University and a postdoc fellow in Center for Particle Physics, University of Texas at Austin from 1994-1997. He was a senior researcher in University of California at Davis from 1997-2000.  From 2001, he moved to Taiwan as a staff scientist and in 2003 he became Associate Professor in the National Tsing Hua University and in 2014 he became Distinguish Professor.

The winners of the 2017 AAA (Robert T. Poe Prize) were selected by the following panel of distinguished physicists (in alphabetical order):

  • Professor Che-Ting Chan                   Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Professor Meng Jie                             Peking University
  • Professor Ting-Kuo Lee                      Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Professor Zhengming Sheng              Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Professor Jian-Wei Qiu                       Iowa State University and Brookhaven National Laboratory

OCPA's AAA activity is a continuing program and represents a long tradition of OCPA to recognize outstanding achievements of the members of the Chinese physics and astronomy community. Previous AAA winners include:

  • OU-YANG, Zhong-Can                     (1993, Institute of Theoretical Physics, China)
  • ZHU, Qing-Shi                                   (1994, University of Science and Technology, China)
  • I, Lin                                                   (1995, National Central University, Taiwan)
  • WEI, Ching-Ming                               (1996, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • CHING, Emily Shuk-Chi                   (1999, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • WANG, Jian                                       (1999, University of Hong Kong)
  • CHAN, Che-Ting                               (2000, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)
  • HOU, Jian-Guo                                   (2001, University of Science & Technology, China)
  • YANG, Xue-Ming                              (2001, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • HOU, Wei-Shu                                   (2002, National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • WANG, Enge                                     (2002, Institute of Physics, CAS, China)
  • ZHANG, Jie                                       (2004, Institute of Physics, CAS, China)
  • LI, Baowen                                         (2005, National University of Singapore)
  • WANG, Ning                                     (2006, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)
  • LI, Hsiang-nan                                    (2007, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • GAO, Hongjun                                   (2008, Institute of Physics, CAS, China)
  • East Team                                           (2009, Institute of Plasma Physics, CAS, China)
  • MENG, Jie                                          (2009, Beijing University, China)
  • FENG, Dong-Lai                                (2010, Fudan University, China)
  • WEN, Hai-Hu                                     (2010, Institute of Physics, CAS, China)
  • HO, Pei-Ming                                     (2011, National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • DAI, Xi                                               (2012, Institute of Physics, CAS, China)
  • FANG, Zhong                                    (2012, Institute of Physics, CAS, China)
  • JIA, Jin-Feng                                      (2013, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
  • ZHOU, Xing-Jiang                             (2013, Institute of Physics, CAS, China)
  • HAN, Yilong                                      (2014, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  • YAO, Wang                                        (2014, University of Hong Kong)
  • MA, Yugang                                       (2015, Shanghai SINAP)
  • SUN, Qing-Feng                                 (2015, Peking University)
  • HE, Hong-Jian                                    (2016, Tsinghua University)
  • SHENG, Zhengming                          (2016, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)