2016 APS Herman Feshbach Prize Winner


2016 Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics Recipient

Xiangdong Ji
University of Maryland, College Park / Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Citation:"For pioneering work in developing tools to characterize the structure of the nucleon within QCD and for showing how its properties can be probed through experiments; this work not only illuminates the nucleon theoretically but also acts as a driver of experimental programs worldwide."


BSc `82, TongJi University, Ph.D. `87, Drexel University, postdoctoral research fellow at Caltech's Kellogg Radiation Lab (87-89) and at MIT's Center for Theoretical Physics (89-91). Appointed as Assistant Professor in Nuclear theory at MIT (91-96), Assistant, Associate, Full Professor at University of Maryland, College Park (96-present). Director, Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics (07-09). Hong-Wen Professor of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) (09-present). Dean of Physics at SJTU (09-13); Director of Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics (09-present). Chang-jiang Chair Visiting Professor at Peking University (05-10). Associate Director, Center for High-energy physics, Peking University (06-present). Served on DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (07-09). Awards and Honors: Jefferson Science Associates (JAS) 2015 Outstanding Nuclear Physicist Award; Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award (2014); National 1000-Talent Expert, China (2010); Distinguished Oversea Young Scientist Award, National Science Foundation of China (2004); Chair, Gordon Conference on Nuclear QCD (2000); Fellow, American Physical Society (2000).