**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.*

Vita

Education

Honorary Degrees

Research Interests

Positions

Visiting Professor

Additional Affiliations

Awards and Fellowships

Memberships

Editorships

Invited Lectureships

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, 1971

HONORARY DEGREES

May 11, 2014 Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Illinois at Chicago

Jun 17, 2011 Doctor of Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Canada

Jun 05, 2010 Doctor of Science, National Cheng Kung University

May 18, 2009 Doctor of Science, Lehigh University

Nov 2005 Doctor of Science, National Taiwan University

May 22, 2005 Doctor of Science, Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York

Nov 2004 Doctor of Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Jul 2004 Doctor of Science, National Central University

Mar 2003 Doctor of Science, Zhejiang University

Oct 16, 2002 Doctor of Science, Macau University

Jun 24, 2000 Doctor of Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Jun 21, 1997 Doctor of Science, Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Sept 1987 Master of Arts, Harvard University

Dec 1980 Doctor of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Differential geometry, differential equations, and general relativity

POSITIONS

2014-Present Director of the Center for Mathematical Sciences and Applications, Harvard University

2013-Present Professor of Physics, Harvard University

2008-2012 Chair of Department of Mathematics, Harvard University

2003-Present Distinguished Professor-at-Large, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2000-Present William Caspar Graustein Professor of Mathematics, Harvard University

2009-Present Director of the Mathematical Sciences Center, Tsinghua University, China

2002-Present Director of the Centre of Mathematical Sciences at the Zhejiang University

1996-Present Director of the Morningside Center of Mathematics at Chinese Academy of Sciences

1994-Present Director of The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

1987-Present Professor of Mathematics, Harvard University

1997-2000 Higgins Professor of Mathematics (Chair Professor), Harvard University

1994-2003 Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

1984-1987 Chancellor Associate Chair and Professor of Mathematics, University of California, San Diego

1979-1984 Professor of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

1974-1979 Professor of Mathematics, Stanford University

1972-1973 Assistant Professor of Mathematics, State University of New York, Stony Brook

1971-1972 Member of the School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton University

VISITING PROFESSOR

Apr-May 2007 Visiting University of California, Los Angeles

Jan-Mar 2007 Visiting University of California, Irvine

Jan-Jun 2002 Gordon Moore Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, California Institute of Technology

1999 Samuel Eilenberg Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University

1996 John Harvard Fellow, Issac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences and Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, U.K.

1991-1992 Special Chair, Department of Mathematics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

1991-1992 Wilson T. S. Wang Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Sept 1990 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, State University of New York, Stony Brook

1989 Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Department of Mathematics, California Institute of Technology

Fall 1986 Sid Richardson Centennial Chair in Mathematics and Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin

ADDITIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2009-present Honorary Professor, Wuhan University

2009-present Honorary Professor, Hunan Normal University

2009-present Honorary Professor, North University of China

2009-present Honorary Professor, Northwest University

2006-present Honorary Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

2002-present Honorary Professor, Zhejiang University

1999-present Honorary Professor, University of Science and Technology of China

1998-present Honorary Professor, Beijing University

1993-present Honorary Professor, Nankai University

1987-present Honorary Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing

1987-present Honorary Professor, Hangzhou University

1983-present Honorary Professor, Fudan University

1983-present Honorary Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences

AWARDS and FELLOWSHIPS

2010 The Wolf Prize

2010 AAEOY Distinguished Science & Technology Award

2003 2003 International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award

1997 National Medal of Science, U.S.A

1994 Crafoord Prize, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

1991 Humboldt Research Award, The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

1985 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship

1984 One of Americas 100 brightest scientists under 40, Science Digest

1982 Fields Medal, International Congress of Mathematicians

1981 The John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science, National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.

1981 The Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry, American Mathematical Society

1980 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

1979 California Scientist of the Year, California Science Center 1975-1976 Alfred P. Sloan Fellow

MEMBERSHIPS

Jan 2013 Fellow, American Mathematical Society

2009 Member of the Selection Committee for Distinguished Research Achievement Award (DRAA) of the University of Hong Kong

2008 Foreign Member, Indian National Academy of Science

2005 Foreign Member, National Academy of Lincei, Italy

Jul 2005 Member of the Overseas Expert Consultant Committee of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of State Council

2003 Foreign Member, Russian Academy of Sciences 1995 Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences 1993 Member, National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.

1993 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

1990-1992 Member-at-Large, Council of the American Mathematical Society

1989 Member, Scientific Advisory Council, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

1989 Member, Board of Mathematical Sciences, National Academy of Science, U.S.A.

1985 Member, American Physical Society

1985 Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, U.S.A.

1984 Academician, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

1983 Fellow, New York Academy of Sciences

1982 Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1980 Honorary Member, Academic Committee, Institute of Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 1971 Member, American Mathematical Society

EDITORSHIPS

Present Editorial Boards, Editor, American Journal of Mathematics

2007-Present Editors-in-Chief, Communications in Number Theory and Physics

2005-Present Editors-in-Chief, Pure and Applied Mathematics Quarterly

2004-Present Editor-in-Chief, Dynamics of Partial Differential Equations

2001-Present Honorary Editor, Communications in Information and Systems

1997- Editorial Boards, Editor, Journal of Mathematical Physics

1997-Present Editor-in-Chief, Advances in Theoretical Mathematics and Physics

1997-Present Editor-in-Chief, Asian Journal of Mathematics

1994-Present Editor-in-Chief, Methods and Application of Analysis

1994- Editorial Boards, Editor, Advances in Mathematics

1993-Present Editorial Boards, Editor, Mathematical Research Letters

1993-Present Editorial Boards, Advisor, Communications in Analysis and Geometry

1993-Present Editorial Boards, Advisor, Methods and Applications of Analysis

1982-1999 Editor, Communication in Mathematical Physics

1981-1988 Editor, Inventiones Mathematicae

1980-Present Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Differential Geometry

INVITED LECTURESHIPS

Oct 5, 2012 The Edmund R. Michalik Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Pittsburgh

Jan 17, 2012 2012 McKnight-Zame Distinguished Lecture at University of Miami

Jan 20-21, 2011 The Fields Institute Distinguished Lecture Series at University of Toronto

Jul 13, 2010 Distinguished Applied Math. Lecture at National Chiao Tung University

Jul 11, 2010 2010 NCTS International Conference on "Several Complex Variables and Complex Geometry" at the National Center fro Theoretical Sciences, Taiwan

Jun 2010 Workshop "Geometric Analysis and General Relativity" at The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS), Canada

Nov 10, 2009 Invariants in Algebraic Geometry at The University of Tokyo, Japan

Sept 7-8, 2009 Keynote Speaker for the 13th IMA Conference on The Mathematics of Surfaces at York, England

Jun 30, 2009 Distinguished Lecture Series Conference at Taida Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Jun 18, 2008 IFTP Trieste

May 30, 2008 Scientist Forum at Yunnan, China

May 21, 2008 80th Hirzebruch Conference, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv Israel

Mar 11, 2008 IPMU Opening Symposium

Dec 26, 2007 Indian Mathemathics Society

Dec 17-22, 2007 International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians

Aug 27-31, 2007 Geometrie differentielle, Physique mathematique, Mathematiques and societe, IHES France

May 2007 Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) 2006-2007 at UCLA

Jan 2006 Brauer Lectures, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2005 String 2005, Fields Institute, Toronto

May-Jun 2005 Andrejewski Lectures, Gottingen, Germany

Sept-Dec 2004 Eilenberg Lectures, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University

May 2004 Bloomberg Lecture, University of Texas at Austin

2003 Distinguished Lecture Series, Department of Mathematics, University of California, LA.

Oct 2003 Andre Aisenstadt Chair Lecture Series, Department of Mathematics, University of Montreal

1999 Hans Rademacher Lecture, Department of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania

1999 Stefan Bergman Lecture, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University

1998 Run Run Shaw Distinguished Lecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

1997 Rufus Bowen Lecture, Department of Mathematics University of California, Berkeley

1988 American Mathematical Society Colloquium

1983 James K. Whittemore Lecture, Department of Mathematics, Yale University

1982 Alexander Ziwet Lecture, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1982 International Mathematical Union Lecture, Zurich, Switzerland

1981 The 33rd British Mathematical Colloquium, London Mathematical Society

1979 Milton Brockett Porter Lecture, Department of Mathematics, Rice University

1978 International Congress of Mathematicians, Plenary Speaker, Helsinki, Finland

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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."

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**External Resources Text**: The Emperor of Math

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**Ph.D. Advisor**: Shiing-Shen Chern, University of California, Berkeley, 1971

**Bearing Laureate's Name**: Calabi-Yau manifolds

Miyaoka-Yau inequality