|Stamp Title:||Chinese Contemporary Scientists (Ⅴ)|
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|Date of Issue:||2012-03-14|
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|The Eighth National Scientific Congress in 2011 marks the centenary of famous scientist Qian Xuesen. A special stamp issue in its honor features Shitsan Pai, Qian Xuesen, Hou Xianglin and Qian Sanqiang. |
Shitsan Pai was an experimental biologist, cell biologist and educator. He was also one of the founders of China's cytology and embryology, and of China's biophysics.
Qian Xuesen was a world-famous scientist and founder of China's space industry. His outstanding contributions won him several distinguished awards.
Hou Xianglin was a chemical engineering scientist and chemical fuels expert who constantly pushed forward the development of China's petrol and petrol chemical industry.
Qian Sanqiang was nuclear physicist. He was among the second generation of Marie Curie's students, and he and his wife He Zehui are known in the West as the Chinese Curies. He was the general designer of China's nuclear weaponry.