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YOUNG Kenneth 楊綱凱

Kenneth YOUNG / Emeritus Professor

PHONE: (852) 3943 4330

Office:  Room 211, 2/F, Science Centre North Block


  • PhD, California Institute of Technology, USA, 1972
  • BS, California Institute of Technology, USA, 1969

Current Position

  • Emeritus Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Interest

  • Theoretical Physics

Research Grants

  • RGC Earmarked Grant: Wave Phenomena in Open Systems
  • RGC Earmarked Grant: The Inversion Problem for Quasinormal Modes

Selected Recent Publications

  • A. Maassen van den Brink, K. Young and M.H. Yung, “Eigenvector expansion and Petermann factor for ohmically damped oscillators”, Journal of Physics A, Vol. 39, pp.3725-3740 (2006).
  • T.S. Lo, S.S.M. Wong and K. Young, “Determination of a finite-range potential from discrete phase-shift data by inverse scattering”, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 37, pp.9501-9513 (2004).
  • E.S.C. Ching, P.T. Leung, A. Maassen van den Brink, W.M. Suen, S.S. Tong and K. Young, “Quasinormal-mode expansion for waves in open systems”, Reviews of Modern Physics, Vol. 70, pp.1545-1554 (1998).
  • P.T. Leung, Y.T. Liu, W.M. Suen, C.Y. Tam and K. Young, “Quasinormal Modes of Dirty Black Holes”, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 78, pp.2894-2897 (1997).
  • E.S.C. Ching, P.T. Leung, W.M. Suen and K. Young, “Late-Time Tail of Wave Propagation on Curved Space Time”, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 74, pp.2414-2417 (1995).