Funeral held to commemorate Chinese optical scientist Wang Daheng

10:15, July 30, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 


A farewell ceremony of renowned scientist Wang Daheng, who was the founder of China's optical engineering, is held in the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in Beijing, capital of China, July 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Wang Yongji)


A funeral of renowned scientist Wang Daheng, founder of China's optical engineering, was held on Friday in the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in Beijing.

Wang, 96, who was born in Tokyo, died of illness on July 21 in Beijing.

Wang made outstanding contributions in the development of China's precision optical instruments, and was the key scientist to develop the country's first electronic microscope and first laser device.

His endeavors in developing China's laser-triggered nuclear fusion technology earned him the Distinguished Medal for China's atomic bomb, hydrogen bomb and man-made satellite projects.

He was also the chief engineer of the project to build up an optical system for measuring experiments of China's first ballistic missile and the atomic bomb.

Optical observation facilities developed by Wang Daheng served in China's recoverable satellites and the Shenzhou series of manned spacecraft.

The scientist's expertise in optics also was used in the building of the crystal coffin of late Chairman Mao Zedong, which was installed at the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall in Beijing.

Wang also contributed to proposing China's 863 Program, a program funded by the central government to develop advanced technologies for the country's major construction projects and national defense.

Wang was an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Engineering, and International Academy of Astronautics.
【1】 【2】 【3】


 
 
  Weekly review  
 
 
 
     
 
 

(Editor:张茜)

  • Do you have anything to say?
  • Funeral held to commemorate Chinese optical scientist Wang Daheng
  • Wedding ceremony in Macao attracts over 300 newlyweds
  • Torch Festival carnival held in Xichang, China's Sichuan
  • Lotus flower in full blossom
  • 13th Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong excites comic fans
  • In pictures: Tropical storm Nock-Ten lands in China's Hainan
http://english.people.com.cn/90783/91324/7455815.pdf