1. Chinese scientist behind world’s largest radio telescope project dies

Chinese scientist behind world’s largest radio telescope project dies

Nan Rendong, a Chinese scientist who was the chief of the world's largest radio telescope project, has passed away aged 72 after battling lung cancer, state media reported today.

By: | Beijing | Published: September 17, 2017 6:57 PM
Nan RendoONG, world largest radio telescope, FAST, China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guizhou Province As the founding father of the five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), Nan had been in charge of the project since 1994, and most of the project’s core members were Nan’s students. (AP)

Nan Rendong, a Chinese scientist who was the chief of the world’s largest radio telescope project, has passed away aged 72 after battling lung cancer, state media reported today. Xinhua news agency, citing the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said Nan passed away on Friday.

As the founding father of the five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), Nan had been in charge of the project since 1994, and most of the project’s core members were Nan’s students. Nan was diagnosed with lung cancer before FAST was put into use in September 2016, and he continued his duties despite his illness. His colleagues said that Nan’s spirit reflected his pet phrase — “Refuse to be average.” FAST is located in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. It was independently developed by China and will be helpful in investigating the universe.

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    xi bigpig
    Sep 17, 2017 at 7:10 pm
    xi jinping must have eliminated him after using his expertise. the mao party is quite a gangsta..
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