Plugging a Math Gap

Bahree, Megha
March 2007
Forbes Asia;3/12/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p44
The article features Chinese mathematician Shing-Tung Yau in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Shing-Tung Yau and his longtime mentor won a meeting with then President Jiang Zemin and proposed that Beijing, China, host the International Congress of Mathematicians. His mission is to boost what he sees as the low level of mathematics in China and raise the profile of Chinese mathematicians. Yau founded the Institute of Mathematical Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1993.


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