HKIAS Senior Fellows

Professor Hesheng Chen, one of the most influential physicists in China, was appointed as HKIAS Senior Fellow in June 2019.

Professor Hesheng Chen received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently the Director of China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS), the Professor and former Director of the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) of Chinese Academy of Sciences. And he is Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2005.

Professor Chen is the co-director of a joint laboratory co-established by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and the Institute of High Energy Physics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The joint laboratory on Neutron Scattering was launched on 27 February 2019, it is the only laboratory in Hong Kong for research into this discipline.

Professor Chen had made major contributions to the discovery of gluon jet and the systematic study of gluon physics in the Mark-J experiment at DESY. He also made important contribution to the precision measurement of the electro-weak parameters and demonstrating the validity of the Standard Model.

He made very important contributions to the design and construction of the hadron calorimeter, and the physics analysis in the L3 experiment at CERN. His work was the key part in determining of the number of neutrino generations and the precision measurement of the electroweak parameters in L3.

View the full list of Senior Fellows at HKIAS website