• 1936年1月27日出生於美國,3個月後隨父母回到中國。
  • 1956年到美國密西根大學,在物理系與數學系學習。
  • 1960年獲碩士學位。
  • 1962年獲博士學位,在瑞士歐洲核子中心工作一年。
  • 1964年起在美國哥倫比亞大學工作。
  • 1976年獲得諾貝爾物理獎。
Early background: 
Samuel C.C. Ting was born on 27 January 1936 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA., where his parents, Professor K.H. Ting and Professor Jeanne M.Wong Ting, were students at the University of Michigan. His family returned to China a few months later. 
Education 
Elementary and secondary education took place in China, during the 1936-1956 period. S.C.C. Ting excelled in mathematics, science and history. In 1956, he returned to the United States to attend the University of Michigan as an engineering student, but he soon transferred his major to physics. 
Higher Education 
1959: awarded BSE (in physics) and BSE (in mathematics) from the University of Michigan 
1962: awarded Ph.D. (in physics) from the University of Michigan. 
Academic and Research Position 
In 1963, S.C.C. Ting was granted a Ford Foundation Fellowship to work at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland. He returned to the United States in 1964 to become an instructor at Columbia University in New York. In 1966, he became the leader of an experimental group at the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron in Hamburg, Germany. In 1969, he was appointed Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts and in 1977 he was selected as the first recipient of the Thomas Dudley Cabot Institute Professorship at MIT. 
Major Awards 
Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1975 
Member of Academia Sinica, Republic of China in 1975 
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award by the U.S. Government in 1976 
Nobel Prize in Physics awarded in 1976 
Member of the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1977 
Thomas Dudley Cabot Institute Professor, Massachusetts institute of Technology in 1977 
The Eringen Medal awarded by the Society of Engineering Science in 1977 
Foreign Member of the Pakistani Academy of Sciences in 1984 
DeGasperi Award in Science, by the Government of Italy in 1988 
Golden Lecpard Award for Excellence, by the town of Taormina, Italy, in 1988 
Gold Medal for science by the city of Brescia, Italy, 1988 
Foreign Member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences in 1989 
Foreign Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1993 
Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1994 
Member Deutsche Akademie Der Naturforscher Leopoldina in 1996 
Doctor Honoris Causa 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A., 1978 
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1987 
University of Jlatcng, Shanghal, China in 1987 (Honorary Professorship) 
University of Bologna, Italy, 1988 
Columbia University, New York, U.S.A., 1990 
University of Science and Technology, China, 1990 
Moscow State University , Moscow, 1991 
University of Bucharest, Romania, 1993 
Contribution to Physics: 
Samuel Ting's research has centered on experimental particle physics, quantum electrodynamics, and the interaction of photons with matter. His most important wok includes : 
  1. Discovery of the anti-deuteron. 
  2. A twenty-year series of experiments testing the validity of quantum electrodynamics and showing that electrons, muons, and tau mesons are pointlike particles with a radius smaller than 10-17 cm. 
  3. Precision studis of leptonic decays of vector mesons, measuring the branching ratio and the production phase of these photon-like particles and providing an important check of the Ualidity of the quark model. 
  4. A study of photoproduction of vector mesons demonstrating the similarity between photons and vector mesons. 
  5. Discovery of the J particle. 
  6. A systematic study of muon pair production at the CERN Intersecting Storage Ring to investigate the scaling behaviour and production mechanisms of heavy photons. 
  7. Discovery of gluon jets. 
  8. A systematic study of gluon physics at the Electron-Positron colliding beam accelerator PETRA. 
  9. A precision measurement of muon charge asymmetry, demonstrating for the first time the validity of the Standard electroweak Model. 
  10. Determination of the number of neutrino species and the precision measurement of the Z0 decay parameters at LEP, the 100 GeVe+e- collider beam accelerator 
Samuel C.C. Ting 
1936 Born, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
1936-1956 Early education in China. Retruned to the United States in 1956 to attend the University of Michigan. 
1959 BSE (physics and mathematics), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1962 Ph.D. in physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1963 Ford Fellow at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland 
1965 Instructor, Columbia University, New York
1966 Group Leader, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg
1969 Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
1970 Associate Editor, Nuclear Physics B.
1975 Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1975 Foreign Member, Academia Sinica (Republic of China)
1976 Recipient of Ernest Oriando Lawrence Award from the U.S. Government
1976 Nobel Prize in Physics
1977 Member of the Editorial Board, Nuclear Instruments and Methods
1977 Member, National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.
1977 Thomas Dudley Cabot Institute Professor, M.I.T., Cambridge
1977 Eringen Medal, Society of Engineering Science
1978 Ph.D.(Honorary), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1980 Member of the Editional Board, Mathematical Modeling
1984 Foreign Member, Pakistani Academy of Sciences
1987 Ph.D.(Honorary) Chinese University of Hong Kong
1987 Honorary Professorship, Jiatong University, Shanghai, China
1988 DeGasperi Award in Science, by the Government of Italy
1988 Golden Leopard Award for Excellence, Taormina, Italy
1988 Gold Medal for Science, Brescia, Italy
1988 Ph.D.(Honorary) University of Bologna, Italy
1989 Foreign Member, Soviet Academy of Sciences
1990 Ph.D.(Honorary) Columbia University, New York, USA
1991 Francis G. Slack Lecture in Physics, Vanderbillt University
1991 Dean S. Edmonds Sr. Memorial Lecture, Boston University
1991 Ph.D.(Honorary) State University of Moscow, USSR
1993 Ph.D.(Honorary) University of Bucharest, Romania
1993 Foreign Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1994 Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
1994 Honorary Professorship, Shantong University, Shantong, China
1996 Member Deutsche Akademie Der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle, Germany