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Ye Duzheng
Ye Duzheng
Born(1916-02-21)21 February 1916
Tianjin, Republic of China
Died16 October 2013(2013-10-16) (aged 97)
Beijing, People's Republic of China
Alma materNational Southwestern Associated University
Zhejiang University
University of Chicago
SpouseFeng Huideng
AwardsHighest Science and Technology Award (2005)
Scientific career
InstitutionsInstitute of Atmospheric Physics
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Ye Duzheng (Chinese: 叶笃正; 21 February 1916 – 16 October 2013) was a Chinese meteorologist and academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.[1]

Born in Anqing, Anhui province in 1916, Ye is considered the founder of Chinese atmospheric physics, and was awarded the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award in 2005 by Chinese President Hu Jintao, which is the nation's highest scientific prize.[2]


From 1935–1941, Ye studied at Tsinghua University, Beijing. From 1941–1943, he did his graduate study (M.Sc) at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou. From 1943–1944, he was a research assistant at the Meteorological Institute, Academia Sinica, Chongqing (war-period capital of China).[3]

In 1945–1948, Ye studied at University of Chicago, and obtained his PhD there (under Carl-Gustaf Rossby). From 1947–1950, he was a researcher at University of Chicago.[3] From 1950–1966, he served as a division director and professor at the Institute of Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

From 1966 until his death, he was the chief director and later the honorary director of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Science (IAP/CAS). In 1981–1984, he was the vice-president of Chinese Academy of Science. From 1984 till his death, he was also an advisor of Chinese Academy of Science.[3]

In 1978–1986, Ye was the president of Chinese Meteorological Society. In 1982–1988, he was the chairman of the Chinese National Committee for the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). In 1987–1991, he was the chairman of the Chinese National Committee for International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). In 1987–1993, he was the chairman of the Chinese National Committee for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP).[3]

He died on 16 October 2013.[4]


Honours and awards


  1. ^ 深切缅怀叶笃正院士. Chinese Academy of Sciences (in Chinese). 2013-10-16. Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  2. ^ "Chinese scientist awarded top meteorological prize". People's Daily Online. February 25, 2004.
  3. ^ a b c d "Institute of Atmospheric Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences". Archived from the original on 2007-12-13.
  4. ^ Obituary for Prof. YE Duzheng
  5. ^ "Winners of the IMO Prize". World Meteorological Organization. Archived from the original on 2015-11-22. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Gu Zhenchao [zh]
Director of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Succeeded by
Tao Shiyan [zh]
Preceded by President of China Meteorological Society
Succeeded by
Tao Shiyan [zh]
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