Sad news was received today, Shoucheng Zhang, the famous Chinese American physicist, professor at Stanford University, member of the National Academy of Science, foreign member of Chinese Academy of Science, founder of Danhua Capital (DHVC), has passed away on December 1 at age 55.
According to statement disclosed by Zhang’s family,
“We are heartbroken to inform you that our beloved Shoucheng passed away unexpectedly this past Saturday, December 1 after fighting a battle with depression.
While many knew Shoucheng as a renowned scientist and thinker, we knew and loved him as our dear husband and father. Shoucheng cherished quality time with his family above everything else, and would set aside whatever he could to be there for us. On our family vacations together, he loved to take us to the most beautiful natural sights on Earth, to share with us stories of ancient history in every region we visited, and to encourage our latest ideas and interests. Motivated by his desire to witness the glory of God through scientific research, Shoucheng brought an infectious spirit of curiosity to the entire world. His favorite poem, by William Blake, expressed his life’s mission for boundless exploration and discovering beauty:
To see a World in a Grain of Sand.
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower.
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand.
And Eternity in an hour. ”
Shoucheng Zhang was the JG Jackson and CJ Wood professor of physics at Stanford University. He was a condensed matter theorist known for his work on topological insulators, the quantum Hall effect, the quantum spin Hall effect, spintronics, and high temperature superconductivity.
In 2013, Professor Shoucheng Zhang and Stanford student Dr. Anjia Gu co-founded Danhua Capital, which focuses on investment in the field of science and technology entrepreneurship in the United States and China. In the past two years, DHVC has invested in numerous blockchain projects such as NEO, Aelf, and Zilliga, and regarded as one of the most important investment institutions in the blockchain field.