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Tung-Mow Yan

Professor Emeritus


Educational Background

BS, 1960, National Taiwan University. Ph.D., 1968, Harvard University. Research Associate, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 1968-70. Assistant Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1970-76. Associate Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1976-81. Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1981- 2010. Professor Emeritus, Physics, Cornell University, 2010-present. Visiting appointments at: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 1973-74. Theory Division, CERN, 1977-78. Physics Department, National Taiwan University, 1986. Institue of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 1991-92. National Center of Theoretical Sciences, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 1997. Alfred Sloan Fellow, 1974-78. Fellow, American Physics Society.


Quantum field theory; Standard Model physics; heavy quark physics; large Nc QCD; structure of elementary particles


  • Physics


  • Cornell Institute for High-Energy Phenomenology (CIHEP)
  • Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Physics (LEPP)


Retired January 2010 and is no longer advising students.


Theory of Deep-Inelastic Lepton-Nucleon Scattering and Lepton Pair Annihilation Processes. I.
Phys. Rev.187, 2159 (1969)
S.D. Drell, D.J. Levy and T.-M. Yan

Massive Lepton-Pair Production in Hadron-Hadron Collisions at High Energies
Phys. Rev. Lett.25, 316 (1970)
S.D. Drell and T.-M. Yan

The Spectrum of Charmed Quark-Antiquark Bound States
Phys. Rev. Lett.34, 369 (1975)
E. Eichten, K. Gottfried, T. Kinoshita, J. Kogut, K.D. Lane and T.-M. Yan

Charmonium:  Comparison with Experiment
Phys. Rev.D21, 203 (1980)
E. Eichten, K. Gottfried, T. Kinoshita, K.D. Lane and T.-M. Yan

Hadronic Transitions Between Heavy Quark States in Quantum Chromodynamics
Phys. Rev.D22, 1652 (1980)
T.-M. Yan

Generalized Gluon Currents and Applications in QCD
Phys. Rev.D48, 1337 (1993)
C. Dunn, G. Mahlon and T.-M. Yan

Heavy Quark Symmetry and Chiral Dynamics
Phys. Rev.D46, 1148 (1992)
Tung-Mow Yan, Hain Yang Cheng, Chi-Yee Cheung, Guey-Lin Lin, Y. C. Lin, and Hoi-Lai Yu