Memorial Volume For Kerson Huang

Memorial Volume For Kerson Huang

Low Hwee Boon, Phua Kok Khoo, Xiong Chi


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Professor Kerson Huang was a well respected theoretical physicist, who was also well versed in English and Chinese literature. He was born in Nanning, China, on 15 March 1928, and he was a fellow at the IAS, Princeton, from 1955–1957 before joining the faculty of MIT. He remained there until he retired from teaching in 1999. His research in theoretical physics included works on Bose–Einstein condensation and quantum field theory. In his long and illustrious career, Prof. Huang has worked with many prominent physicists. In 1957, he published a theory known as the hard-sphere model for Bose gases with Nobel Laureates Chen-Ning Yang and Tsung-Dao Lee. With Noble Laureate Steven Weinberg, he studied the ultimate temperature and the thermodynamics of early universe. While he was at Princeton, he also worked with atomic bomb developer J. Robert Oppenheimer. In recently years, Prof. Huang had been a visiting professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and worked on both biophysics and quantum cosmology.

This memorial volume is dedicated to Prof. Huang who passed away peacefully at home on September 1, 2016 at the age of 88. The volume features the recollections of Prof. Huang by his former colleagues and students, including Profs Chen-Ning Yang and Samuel Ting, as well as their reflections on Prof. Huang's achievements in the various subdivisions of physics.

  • Kerson Huang and I (C N Yang)
  • In Memory of Professor Kerson Huang (Samuel Ting)
  • In Memory of Professor Kerson Huang (Hao Bailin)
  • In Memory of Kerson Huang: Teacher, Colleague and Friend (Patrick Lee)
  • Kerson Huang (Da-Hsuan Feng)
  • Memories of Kerson Huang (Andrew J Hanson)
  • Memories on Professor Kerson Huang in MIT Around 1990 (Hsin-Fei Meng)
  • Remembering Kerson (Norman Edward Frankel)
  • Statistical Physics of Protein Folding (Jinzhi Lei, Weitao Sun and Lock Yue Chew)
  • Fantasia of a Superfluid Universe — In Memory of Kerson Huang (Hwee-Boon Low and Chi Xiong)
  • Vortex Creation in Quantum Fluid Phase Transitions: An Experimental Perspective (Peter Megson, Itamar Shani and Daniel P Lathrop)
  • Black Holes Do Not Exist in Our Universe (W-Y Pauchy Hwang)
  • Isometric Embedding of the A1 Gravitational Instanton (Andrew J Hanson and Ji-Ping Sha)
  • Reflecting at the Speed of Light (Michael R R Good)

Readership: Academics in high energy physics, cosmology, condensed matter and statistical physics.