Samuel C. C. Ting

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Samuel C. C. Ting

Profession: Physicist and Nobel Laureate

United States of America

Biography: 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.

Born: January 27, 1936
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Age: 86 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

Historical Events

  • 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