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Tiangang YANG: Do What You Like, Like What You Do
Date: 2021-10-27
Source: WLA
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Q & A with WLA

Q: What is your early inspiration of doing science?
A: Curiosity.

Q: What is the best advice that you have received?
A: Do what you like, like what you do.

Q: What is your greatest achievement so far?
A: I have desired and made several apparatuses which allow us to study the molecular reaction dynamics. Help to understand some important interstellar chemistry at near absolute temperature in gas phase.

Q: What is your research goal?
A: My research centers on developing new technology to understand and control the chemical reactions on the atomic length and time scales. Towards these goals, my work is roughly divided into three efforts. The first effort is working to develop laser techniques to study the quantum-state resolved reaction dynamics, i.e., filming the process of a reaction. The second effort involves the quantum control of reaction rates and channels. The third effort is working towards cold interstellar chemistry, which requires new tools, laser-cooled trapped ions and the cryogenic buffer gas beam of molecules, to study cold ion-molecule reactions and gain insight into the interstellar medium.

Q: What is the best part of your job?
A: Desire the new apparatus to explore the nature and the unknown physical-chemistry world.