Yuan T. Lee

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Yuan Tseh Lee (Chinese: 李遠哲; pinyin: Lǐ Yuǎnzhé; Wade–Giles: Li³ Yüan³-che²; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lí Oán-tiat; born 19 November 1936) is a Taiwanese chemist and a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the first Taiwanese Nobel Prize laureate who, along with the Hungarian-Canadian John C. Polanyi and American Dudley R. Herschbach, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1986 "for their contributions to the dynamics of chemical elementary processes".Lee's particular physical chemistry work was related to the use of advanced chemical kinetics techniques to investigate and manipulate the behavior of chemical reactions using crossed molecular beams. From 15 January 1994 to 19 October 2006, Lee served as the President of the Academia Sinica of Taiwan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yuan T. Lee has received more than 197,564 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Yuan T. Lee is the 270th most popular chemist (up from 292nd in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Taiwan (down from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Taiwanese Chemist.

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Among chemists, Yuan T. Lee ranks 270 out of 510Before him are Bernard Courtois, Kenichi Fukui, Charles Adolphe Wurtz, Kikunae Ikeda, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, and Paul L. Modrich. After him are Geoffrey Wilkinson, Leopold Gmelin, Hideki Shirakawa, Jacques Dubochet, Johann Deisenhofer, and Michael Levitt.

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Among people born in 1936, Yuan T. Lee ranks 95Before him are Bekim Fehmiu, Jim Henson, Dan Inosanto, Eric Walter Elst, Al Oerter, and Roger Whittaker. After him are Jo Siffert, Hiroshi Saeki, Jill Ireland, Wolf Biermann, Hideki Shirakawa, and Omar Suleiman.

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In Taiwan

Among people born in Taiwan, Yuan T. Lee ranks 6 out of 77Before him are Tsai Ing-wen (1956), Lee Teng-hui (1923), Teresa Teng (1953), Ang Lee (1954), and Chen Shui-bian (1950). After him are Teruo Nakamura (1919), Zheng Keshuang (1670), Su Tseng-chang (1947), Terry Gou (1950), Brigitte Lin (1954), and Shu Qi (1976).

Among CHEMISTS In Taiwan

Among chemists born in Taiwan, Yuan T. Lee ranks 1