Prof Zhou Guangzhao
Prof Zhou is a highly respected physicist. His life's work, including advancing the theory of spiral amplitude of particles, has earned him widespread recognition and numerous awards.
Prof Zhou is a graduate of Beijing University, and has spent most of his professional life as a teacher or administrator in the sciences.
From 1957 to 1960, Professor Zhou was a research fellow at the Dubna Institute of Nuclear Research in Moscow. In 1961, he returned to China and worked as the chief engineer at the Ministry of Nuclear Industry. He became director of the Theoretical Physics Institute from 1982 to 1984, and president of the CAS from 1987 to 1997.
Dr Zhou was elected to the Standing Committee of the 9th National People's Congress in 1998, and later became vice chairman of the committee. He serves as a fellow of various scientific institutes and academies around the world and is accredited with describing the helical state amplitude of particles for the first time in 1958. The asteroid 3462 Zhouguangzhao is named after him.