Chen Ning Yang, a 82-year-old Nobel Prize-winner in physics, married Weng Fan, a 28-year-old graduate student, December 24..
Yang, born in Hefei, east China's Anhui Province, in 1922, shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with his colleague Tsung Dao Lee in 1957. Yang's former wife, Du Zhili, died of illness in October 2003. Two months later, Yang retired from his post in the United States and settled down at Beijing-based Tsinghua University, where he gave lectures on basic physics to freshmen and offered academic guidance to some postgraduates.
Yang and Weng got to know each other in 1995 when Yang and his former wife attended an international physics conference held in Shantou. Weng was dispatched to receive the old couple as a freshman. (Source: Xinhua, People's Daily Online, Dec. 25, 2004)