PhD, May 1999, from The University of Texas at Austin. Advisor: Steven Weinberg (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1979). Awarded ``The Best Dissertation in Physics in 1998-99" by the Department of Physics of UT.
M.S., 1994, Beijing Normal University, China (1991-94).
B.S., July 1991, from Jilin University, Changchun, China. Honored for "Outstanding Academic Performance" by its Department of Physics every semester in 1987-91. Two times of 1st (top 3%) rank and one time of 2nd rank University Scholarship from 1987 through 1991. Recognized by the President of Jilin University with the award "Outstanding Graduate of the University" in 1991. A member of Jilin Univ Overseas Alumni Association.
Undergraduate school started at Jilin University in 1987, after passing National College Admission (3-day) Exam of China.
High School (1984-87), at Nanxian County No.1 High School, Yiyang District (Di Qu), Hunan Province, China. The best high school in the county. Selected to this school and assigned to a key class by admission exam.
Middle School (1981-84), at Mao-cao-jie Town Middle School. Viewed as an outsider/"immigrant" inferior to local students when first moving to this town; assigned to the worst class (a collection of failed students unable to enter next grade) among three in the same grade. Rised to the 1st rank in class and one of top 4 students (I think) in the grade of about 150 students (three classes combined) at graduation.
Elementary school (1976-81), at Jin-jia-pu Village Elementray School. Ranked 1st in class at graduation.
Born (1970) and raised in Jin-jia-pu Village, Ma-he-kou Township, Nanxian County, Yiyang District (Di Qu), Hunan Province, China. Migrated at Age 11 to a slightly better place --- Mao-cao-jie Town in the same County.