Profession: Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Why Famous: Samuel Ting received the 1976 Nobel Prize for Physics together with Burton Richter - for both independently discovering the subatomic J/ψ particle.
In 2001 Ting was head of a successful international effort to install the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station to search for the origin of cosmic rays and dark matter.
- 1976-12-10 Samuel C. C. Ting is the first person to deliver a Nobel Prize lecture in Mandarin, during the ceremony to award him and Burton Richter the Nobel Prize for Physics for discovering the J/ψ particle
- 2011-05-19 Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, project to search for dark matter, led by Samuel C. C. Ting, installed on the International Space Station