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Particle Physics and Quarantine: A Conversation with Yangyang Cheng on China, the U.S., and COVID-19

April 30, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT | Online

Particle physicist and prolific essayist Yangyang Cheng chats with SupChina's editor-in-chief Jeremy Goldkorn and Sinica Podcast host Kaiser Kuo about her experience of the pandemic as a Chinese intellectual in the U.S.: The slow American response, the blame game, the perils of scientific illiteracy, and the expression of grief and mourning.

This event will be hosted [On Zoom] on April 30, 12:00pm EST. This time may be different based on your location. Here are the times of the event for several time zones: Thursday, April 30th New York 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT (UTC-4) San Francisco 9:00am – 10:00am PDT (UTC-7) London 5:00pm – 6:00pm BST (UTC+0) Paris 6:00pm – 7:00pm CEST (UTC+1) Friday, May 1st Beijing 12:00am – 1:00am CST (UTC+8) Sydney 2:00am – 3:00am AEST (UTC+11)

Yangyang Cheng

Yangyang Cheng is a postdoctoral research associate at Cornell University, and a member of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Born and raised in China, Cheng received her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago in 2015, and her Bachelor’s in Science from the University of Science and Technology of China’s School for the Gifted Young. Her writings have appeared in Foreign Policy, MIT Technology Review, ChinaFile, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and other publications.