The Honorary Guest

Shing-Tung Yau

Born: April 4, 1949 Swatow, China
Residence: United States
  • Harvard University,
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong,
  • Zhejiang University
Alma mater:
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong (B.A. 1969),
  • UC Berkeley (Ph. D 1971)
Doctoral advisor: Shiing-Shen Chern
Doctoral students: 43 PhD students
Notable awards:
  • Fields Medal (1983)
  • Veblen prize (1981)
  • Crafoord Prize (1994)
  • National Medal of Science (1997)

The Fields Medal in 1983 "for his contributions to partial differential equations, to the Calabi conjecture in algebraic geometry, to the positive mass conjecture of general relativity theory, and to real and complex Monge-Ampere equations"