WANG Yifang, born in 1963 at Jiangsu Province, obtained his B.Sc degree at Nanjing University in 1984, and Ph.D degree at University of Florence in 1991. He worked subsequently in MIT as a research staff and Stanford University as a research associate. He becomes a Professor at the Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing, China in 2001.
He is an author of more than 250 scientific papers on neutrino physics, e＋e－ collision physics, cosmic-ray and astrophysics, detector design and construction, methods for data analysis, covering his work in experiments of L3, AMS, Palo Verde, KamLAND and BES.
He led the effort at IHEP for the design and successful construction of the BESIII detector, first of its kind in China, and is elected as the spokesperson of this large international collaboration.
He proposed the Daya Bay neutrino oscillation experiment in China with a detailed detector design and experimental plan, to precisely measure the neutrino mixing angle theta13. He assembled a large international collaboration, and is elected as the co-spokesperson of the experiment.