Doctor of Science, honoris causa 榮譽理學博士

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Prof Samuel C.C. Ting

Prof Samuel C.C. Ting is a distinguished physicist and Nobel laureate who, over his career spanning several decades, has made groundbreaking contributions to the fields of particle physics and astrophysics. Prof Ting holds membership in prestigious scientific academies such as the US National Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and many others. He is the Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Prof Ting has dedicated his life to unravelling the mysteries of the universe. Among the groundbreaking discoveries from Prof Ting include the antideuteron, the first heavy nuclei antimatter, and the J particle, a new form of matter. The latter has led to the award of the Nobel Prize. In subsequent years, Prof Ting proposed a precision physics detector to place on the International Space Station to study the origin and properties of cosmic rays, to search for the universe made out of antimatter and the origin of dark matter. To date, this experiment, known as the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), has produced results which have fundamentally changed our understanding of the cosmos.

Throughout his career, Prof Ting has received numerous accolades and honours in recognition of his exceptional contributions to science. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Michigan, Columbia University, University of Bologna, Moscow State University, and many others.

He was awarded Doctor of Science, honoris causa.

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