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YAU, Shing-Tung

Title:

Distinguished Professor-at-Large, Fields Medal Laureate(1982), Member of the USA National Academy of Sciences

Education Background

PhD (University of California, Berkeley)

BS (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Research Field
Differential Equations, Mathematical Physics
Email

yau@ims.cuhk.edu.hk

Biography:


Yau Shing-Tung, an internationally renowned mathematician. After graduating from Pui Ching Middle School, he studied mathematics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1966 to 1969. Yau left for the University of California, Berkeley in the fall of 1969, where he received his Ph.D. in mathematics two years later, under the supervision of Shiing-Shen Chern. He spent a year as a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton before joining Stony Brook University in 1972 as an assistant professor. In 1974, he became an associate professor at Stanford University. He won the Fields Award in 1982. From 1984 to 1987 he worked at UCSD.Since 1987, he has been at Harvard University.He is also involved in the activities of mathematics research institutes in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. In addition to his research interests, he is active in educational reform initiatives for primary and secondary-school mathematics in China, and his criticisms of the Chinese mainland education system, corruption in the academic world in the Chinese mainland, and the quality of mathematical research and education, have been widely publicized.


Academic Publications:


Selected Publications:

1. Lian, Bong H.; Liu, Kefeng; Yau, Shing-Tung Mirror principle. IV. Surveys in differential geometry, 475--496, Surv. Differ. Geom., VII, International Press, Somerville, MA, 2000.

2. Surveys in differential geometry. Papers dedicated to Atiyah, Bott, Hirzebruch, and Singer. Edited by S.-T. Yau. Surveys in Differential Geometry, VII. International Press, Somerville, MA, 2000. iv+696 pp. ISBN: 1-57146-069-1

3. Finster, Felix; Smoller, Joel; Yau, Shing-Tung Absence of static, spherically symmetric black hole solutions for Einstein-Dirac-Yang/Mills equations with complete fermion shells. Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 4 (2000), no. 6, 1231--1257.

4. Yau, Shing-Tung; Yau, Stephen S.-T. Real-time numerical solution to Duncan-Mortensen-Zakai equation. Foundations of computational mathematics (Oxford, 1999), 361--400, London Math. Soc. Lecture Note Ser., 284, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2001.

5. Leung, Naichung Conan; Yau, Shing-Tung; Zaslow, Eric From special Lagrangian to Hermitian-Yang-Mills via Fourier-Mukai transform. Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 4 (2000), no. 6, 1319--1341.

6. Lian, Bong H.; Yau, Shing-Tung A tour of mirror symmetry. First International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians (Beijing, 1998), 115--127, AMS/IP Stud. Adv. Math., 20, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 2001.

7. Chen, Beifang; Yau, Shing-Tung; Yeh, Yeong-Nan Graph homotopy and Graham homotopy. Selected papers in honor of Helge Tverberg. Discrete Math. 241 (2001), no. 1-3, 153--170.

8. Current developments in mathematics 2000. Edited by B. Mazur, W. Schmid, S. T. Yau, J. de Jong, D. Jerison and G. Lustig. International Press, Somerville, MA, 2001. iv+253 pp. ISBN: 1-57146-079-9

9. Leung, Naichung Conan; Yau, Shing-Tung; Zaslow, Eric From special Lagrangian to Hermitian-Yang-Mills via Fourier-Mukai transform. Winter School on Mirror Symmetry, Vector Bundles and Lagrangian Submanifolds (Cambridge, MA, 1999), 209--225, AMS/IP Stud. Adv. Math., 23, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 2001.

10. Yau, Shing-Tung; Zhang, Wen Nonlinear and linear elastic impact theory. Cathleen Morawetz: a great mathematician. Methods Appl. Anal. 7 (2000), no. 3, 591--604.

11. Chung, Fan; Grigor\cprime yan, Alexander; Yau, Shing-Tung Higher eigenvalues and isoperimetric inequalities on Riemannian manifolds and graphs. Comm. Anal. Geom. 8 (2000), no. 5, 969--1026.

12. Lian, Bong H.; Liu, Kefeng; Yau, Shing-Tung Mirror principle. III. Asian J. Math. 3 (1999), no. 4, 771--800.

13. Winter School on Mirror Symmetry, Vector Bundles and Lagrangian Submanifolds. Proceedings of the school held at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, January 1999. Edited by Cumrun Vafa and S.-T. Yau. AMS/IP Studies in Advanced Mathematics, 23. American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI; International Press, Somerville, MA, 2001. x+377 pp. ISBN: 0-8218-2159-8

14. Lian, Bong H.; Yau, Shing-Tung Differential equations from mirror symmetry. Surveys in differential geometry: differential geometry inspired by string theory, 510--526, Surv. Differ. Geom., 5, Int. Press, Boston, MA, 1999.

15. Lian, Bong H.; Liu, Kefeng; Yau, Shing-Tung Mirror principle, a survey. Current developments in mathematics, 1998 (Cambridge, MA), 35--82, Int. Press, Somerville, MA, 1999.

16. Finster, Felix; Kamran, Niky; Smoller, Joel; Yau, Shing-Tung Erratum: "Nonexistence of time-periodic solutions of the Dirac equation in an axisymmetric black hole geometry". Comm. Pure Appl. Math. 53 (2000), no. 9, 1201.

17. Finster, Felix; Kamran, Niky; Smoller, Joel; Yau, Shing-Tung Nonexistence of time-periodic solutions of the Dirac equation in an axisymmetric black hole geometry. Comm. Pure Appl. Math. 53 (2000), no. 7, 902--929.

18. Finster, Felix; Smoller, Joel; Yau, Shing-Tung The interaction of Dirac particles with non-abelian gauge fields and gravity---bound states. Nuclear Phys. B 584 (2000), no. 1-2, 387--414.

19. Yau, S.-T. Review of geometry and analysis. Kodaira's issue. Asian J. Math. 4 (2000), no. 1, 235--278.

20. Chiang, T.-M.; Klemm, A.; Yau, S.-T.; Zaslow, E. Local mirror symmetry: calculations and interpretations. Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 3 (1999), no. 3, 495--565.