Daniel Chee Tsui

About Daniel Chee Tsui

Who is it?: Physicist
Birth Day: February 28, 1939
Birth Place: Henan, China, United States
Birth Sign: Pisces
Native name: 崔琦 (Cuī Qí)
Residence: New Jersey, United States
Citizenship: United States
Alma mater: University of Chicago (PhD) Augustana College (BSc)
Known for: Fractional quantum Hall effect
Spouse(s): Linda Varland
Children: 2
Awards: Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize (1984) Nobel Prize in Physics (1998)
Fields: Experimental physics Electrical engineering
Institutions: Princeton University Bell Laboratories Boston University

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Daniel Chee Tsui was bornon February 28, 1939 in Henan, China, United States, is Physicist. Daniel Chee Tsui is a Chinese-born American physicist known for his research in semiconductors and solid-state physics. He was awarded a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1998 for his contributions to the discovery of the fractional quantum Hall effect. Born in China into a humble farming family, he received his primary education in a village school. His parents tried their best to give their children a good life despite the various hardships they faced in their drought-prone, war-ravaged village. They sent Tsui to Hong Kong for his schooling as their native village did not offer ample opportunities for quality education. After his schooling he was admitted to the National Taiwan University Medical School in Taipei, Taiwan. Soon he received a full scholarship to Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, in the United States. He eventually went to University of Chicago, where he received his PhD in physics. He began his professional career working for Bell Laboratories where he performed pioneering research in semiconductors which eventually led to the discovery of the fractional quantum Hall effect. In the early 1980s he changed the course of his career and moved into teaching by taking up the post of Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton.
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Biography/Timeline

1951

Tsui left for Hong Kong in 1951, and attended Pui Ching Middle School in Kowloon, where he graduated in 1957. He was admitted to the National Taiwan University Medical School in Taipei, Taiwan. Tsui was given a full scholarship to the Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, United States, which is his church pastor's Lutheran alma mater.

1958

Tsui accepted the latter, and moved to the United States in 1958. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Augustana College in 1961. Tsui was the only student of Chinese descent in his college. Tsui continued his study in physics in University of Chicago, where he received his PhD in physics in 1967. Tsui did a year of postdoctoral research at Chicago. In 1968, Tsui joined Bell Laboratories where he was a pioneer in the study of two-dimensional electrons.

1998

His discovery of the fractional quantum Hall effect, the work for which he was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize, occurred shortly before he was appointed Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University in 1982. He was also an adjunct senior research scientist in the physics department of Columbia University, and a research professor at Boston University.

2004

Tsui is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Engineering (2004 election), a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Physical Society. In 1992, Tsui was elected Academician of Academia Sinica, Taipei. In June 2000, Tsui was elected Foreign Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.

2010

Daniel Tsui was previously the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, retiring in 2010. From 2011 to 2013, he was a research professor at Boston University.