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Dr. Kai-feng Chen from NTU's College of Sciences wins the Prestigious IUPAP Young Scientist Award in Particle Physics

Dr. Kai Feng Chen wins IUPAP's (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) inaugural Young Scientist Award owing to his prominent and innovative analysis of B meson decays with the Belle experiment at the KEK laboratory in Tsukuba, Japan. Among them was the very important measurement of time-dependent charge parity violation in b to stransitions and polarization measurements in B-decays. His contributions resulted in highly cited publications of the Belle experiment. Kai-Feng Chen has studied at National Taiwan University and completed his Ph.D. in 2005. Most of his research has been done at KEK with the Belle experiment. Recently Dr. Chen started a new research project with the CMS experiment at the Large Hardon Collider at the CERN Laboratory in Geneva.

The IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Particle Physics was recently established by IUPAP to recognize the scientific achievements of outstanding young experimental and theoretical particle physicists. Two prizes are awarded every two years, one to a theoretical particle physicist, and the other to a experimental particle physicists. 2008 is the inaugural year for the award. The Commission on Particle and Fields (C11) of IUPAP acts as the prize selection committee.

Each winner of the Young Scientists Award will receive an IUPAP medal, an amount of cash, and a certificate citing their scientific achievement. Presentation of the award will be made at the 34th International Conference on High Energy Physics to be held in Philadelphia from July 30th to August 5th in which Dr. Chen will be publicly commended.

As it is truly amazing for Dr. Chen to win this important international academic award, Taiwan's particle physics team also startled the international physics community with its research performance, proving that its members rank among the top researchers in the world!

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