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01 Apr 2017

Where cooperation thrives

In new research on social networks, ‘a mathematical argument for stable families or for stable friendships’
 

17 Jan 2017

Stanford's Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford, has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, the most prestigious honor in mathematics. Mirzakhani is the first woman to win the prize, widely regarded as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics," since it was established in 1936.
 

Sir Andrew J. Wiles Awarded Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the 2016 Abel Prize to Sir Andrew J. Wiles of the University of Oxford “for his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory.” The Abel Prize is awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. It recognizes contributions of extraordinary depth and influence to the mathematical sciences and has been awarded annually since 2003. It carries a cash award of 6,000,000 Norwegian krone (approximately US$700,000).
 

Fefferman and Schoen Win Wolf Prize

Charles Fefferman (left), Princeton University, and Richard Schoen (right), University of California, Irivine, have been named the winners of the 2017 Wolf Prize in Mathematics for "their striking contributions to analysis and geometry." The two will share the US$100,000 prize. (Photos courtesy of Princeton University and the University of California, Irvine.)
 

04 Dec 2016

The 7th International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians

The International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM) is a triennial event that brings together Chinese and overseas mathematicians to discuss the latest research developments in pure and applied mathematics.
 

09 Aug 2016

S.T. Yau College Student Mathematics Contests 2016

S.T. Yau College Student Mathematics Contests 2016 finishes in Tsinghua.
 

Morningside Medal of Mathematics

The Morningside Medal of Mathematics is awarded to exceptional mathematicians of Chinese descent under the age of forty-five for their seminal achievements in mathematics and applied mathematics.
 

Yau Mathematical Sciences Center

The Mathematical Sciences Center (MSC) of the Tsinghua University is established in December 2009. Its augural director is Prof Shing-Tung Yau.
 
 

Mathematic Words Today

 

Partial differential equation

Partial differential equation

In mathematics, a partial differential equation (PDE) is a differential equation that contains unknown multivariable functions and their partial derivatives. (A special case are ordinary differential equations (ODEs), which deal with functions of a single variable and their derivatives.)

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Mathematic People Today

 

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, algebra, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, mechanics, electrostatics, astronomy, matrix theory, and optics.

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