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State Pre-Eminent Science and Technology Award

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Chinese nuclear scientist Yu Min was conferred with the State Pre-eminent Science and Technology Award 2014 by Chinese President Xi Jinping. He was awarded for his involvement in research into nuclear weapons since the 1960s.

Yu Min is considered as the “father of China’s Hydrogen Bomb”. He was graduated from Peking University and served as a researcher at the Modern Physics Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

He is an expert in nuclear weapon theory and solved a series of problems concerning thermal nuclear physics related to H-bomb tests. His research led to the development of China’s first Hydrogen Bong in 1967.

He was also the recipient of the “Two Bombs, One Satellite” Achievement Medal, a science award given by the Chinese government.