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Samuel C.C. Ting, ’59, MS’60, PhD’63, HSCD’78

Samuel C.C. Ting
1978 photo, U-M News and Information Services, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

SAMUEL C.C. TING, ’59, MS’60, PhD’63, SCD’78, was born in Ann Arbor while his parents were visiting from China. When he moved to the U.S. to attend U-M at age 20, Ting stayed with the College of Engineering dean, and family friend, G.G. Brown. Ting would go on to demonstrate quarks (subatomic particles) are actual constituents of matter, for which he was awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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