Nobel laureate Chen Ning Yang and Turing Award-winning computer scientist Andrew Chi-Chih Yao have given up their foreign citizenship and become Chinese citizens, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced on Feb. 21.
Previously elected as foreign members of CAS , the two scientistshave become full members in accordance with the academy's regulations.
Yang has joined the Division of Mathematics and Physics and Yao has joined the Division of Information Technical Sciences.
CAS now has 754 full members and 78 foreign members.
Yang and Tsung-dao Lee received the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on parity nonconservation of weak interaction. Yao received the Turing Award, the most prestigious award in computer science, in 2000.
Since 2014, CAS has stipulated and revised regulations on the selection of academicians to improve the national think tank.
(Source: Xinhua,Feb. 21, 2017)