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Shing-Tung Yau Ph.D.

National Medal of Science - Mathematics and Computer Science 1997

Mathematician. Differential geometry, Differential equations, General relativity. Calabi-Yau manifolds. Miyaoka-Yau inequality. Founder: Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Morningside Center of Mathematics at Academia Sinica; Center of Mathematical Sciences at Zhejiang University; Tsinghua Mathematical Sciences Center, China. Adviser more than 50 doctoral students.

Family fled mainland China and Communist takeover when he was an infant. Leader of street gang and often skipped school.


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Name: Shing-Tung Yau
Birth: 4 April, 1949, China
Title: Professor of Mathematics
Affiliation: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Citation: "For his fundamental contributions in mathematics and physics. Through his work, the understanding of basic geometric differential equations has been changed and he has expanded their role enormously within mathematics."
Contributions to Math
External Resources Text: The Emperor of Math
Videos: Shing-Tung Yau
Ph.D. Advisor: Shiing-Shen Chern, University of California, Berkeley, 1971
Bearing Laureate's Name: Calabi-Yau manifolds
Miyaoka-Yau inequality

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