Morningside Medalists

NameIntroduction
2007 Morningside Gold Medal of Mathematics
Xu-Jia Wang
汪徐家
Professor Wang is awarded the 2007 Morningside Gold Medal of Mathematics for his outstanding contributions to the theory of fully nonlinear elliptic equations, Hessian measures and their applications, and for his remarkable solutions to a set of long-standing open problems in affine and differential geometry. Professor Wang is a Professor at the Centre for Mathematics and its Applications at Australian National University.
2007 Morningside Gold Medal of Applied Mathematics
Jianqing Fan
范剑青
Professor Fan is awarded the 2007 Morningside Gold Medal of Applied Mathematics for his seminal work in nonparametric modeling and inferences, for his fundamental contributions to high-dimensional statistical learning, nonlinear time series and bio-statistics, and his achievements toward the development of novel statistical techniques in finance and molecular biology. Professor Fan is the Frederick L. Moore Professor of Finance and a Professor of Statistics at Princeton University, where he also serves as the Director of the Committee for Statistical Studies.
2007 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics
Melissa Chiu-Chu Liu
刘秋菊
Professor Liu is awarded the 2007 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for her significant contributions to the definition of open Gromov-Witten invariants, to the mathematical theory of topological vertex, and to the new definition of quasi-local mass in general relativity. Professor Liu is an Associate Professor at Columbia University.
Lizhen Ji
季理真
Professor Lizhen Ji is awarded the 2007 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for his important work on spectral geometry, for his proof of the trace class conjecture in the theory of automorphic forms, and for his study of various compactifications of symmetric and locally symmetric spaces. Professor Ji is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Shi Jin
金石
Professor Jin is awarded the 2007 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for his significant research on the development of computational methods for high frequency and quantum waves in heterogeneous media and for multi-scale methods for kinetic and hyperbolic equations. Professor Jin is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Chiun-Chuan Chen
陈俊全
Professor Chen is awarded the 2007 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for his significant research contribution to nonlinear elliptic equations, and to the regularity of Navier-Stokes equations. He is a Professor of Mathematics at the National Taiwan University.
Ye Tian
田野
Professor Tian is awarded the 2007 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for his important work on diophantine equations via the study of the conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer, for both elliptic curves and certain abelian varieties with complex multiplication. Professor Tian holds a joint appointment as Professor of Mathematics at the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science and at the Morningside Center of Mathematics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2004 Morningside Gold Medal of Mathematics
Kefeng Liu
刘克峰
Professor Liu was awarded the 2004 Morningside Gold Medal of Mathematics for his major achievements in the research fields of Witten’s rigidity theorem and elliptic genus, mathematical theory of Mirror principle, and moduli spaces in algebraic geometry. He is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles and the Guangbiao Chair Professor of Mathematics at Zhejiang University.
Zhouping Xin
辛周平
Professor Xin was awarded the 2004 Morningside Gold Medal of Mathematics for his research in nonlinear partial differential equations. In the area of boundary layer theory, he proved the global existence of solutions of the Prandtl equations. He also established a new mathematical framework for the study of transonic shockwave flow in a nozzle, and within this framework, he addressed and confirmed an old conjecture of Courant and Friedrichs by establishing the stability of such shocks. He is the William M.W. Mong Professor of Mathematics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
2004 Morningside Gold Medal of Applied Mathematics
Thomas Yizhao Hou
侯一钊
Professor Hou was awarded the 2004 Morningside Gold Medal of Applied Mathematics for his seminal research on applied partial differential equations, scientific computation and numerical analysis. This research includes convergence of the point vortex method, accurate numerical methods for fluid interfaces with surface tension, analysis of three dimensional vortex sheets, and singularity criteria for the three dimensional Euler equation. He is the Charles Lee Powell Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computational Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology.
Zhiliang Ying
应子良
Professor Ying was awarded the 2004 Morningside Gold Medal of Applied Mathematics for his fundamental contributions and breakthroughs in several areas of mathematical statistics and stochastic processes, including survival analysis, counting processes, adaptive design, and their applications to other fields such as cancer and AIDS research, applied psychological measurement, and econometrics. He is a Professor of Statistics at Columbia University.
2004 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics
Jin-Yi Cai
蔡进一
Professor Cai was awarded the 2004 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for his contributions in the resolution of two long-standing open conjectures by Juris Hartmanis on sparse sets, and other important discoveries in computational complexity. He is a Professor of Computer Science and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Ai-Ko Liu
刘艾克
Professor Liu was awarded the 2004 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for his fundamental contributions to both the Seiberg-Witten theory and the topology of symplectic 4-manifolds. He has developed the family Seiberg-Witten theory and applied it with spectacular success to the enumerations of modal curves in algebraic surfaces. He was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley.
Xi-Ping Zhu
朱熹平
Professor Zhu was awarded the 2004 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for his contributions to the Ricci flow on Kaehler manifolds, and the study of geometry of complete Kaehler manifolds of positive curvature. He is a Professor of Mathematics at Zhongshan University and a Senior Professor at the Center of Mathematical Sciences at Zhejiang University.
2001 Morningside Gold Medal of Mathematics
Jun Li
李骏
Professor Li was awarded the 2001 Morningside Gold Medal of Mathematics for his fundamental contributions to the study of moduli spaces of vector bundles and to the theory of stable maps and basic invariants of Calabi-Yau manifolds. He is a Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University.
Horng-Tzer Yau
姚鸿泽
Professor Yau was awarded the 2001 Morningside Gold Medal of Mathematics for his profound contributions to mathematical physics. His achievements are products of his unusual ability to bring physical insights to bear on mathematical problems. He is a Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University.
2001 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics
Daqing Wan
万大庆
Professor Wan was awarded the 2001 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for his proof of Dwork’s conjecture on L-functions over finite fields. He is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at Irvine.
Chin-Lung Wang
王金龙
Professor Wang was awarded the 2001 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for his contributions on the birational model of algebraic varieties with singularities. He is a Professor of Mathematics at Central University of Taiwan and Professor of Mathematics at National Taiwan University
Sijue Wu
邬似珏
Professor Wu was awarded the 2001 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for her establishment of local well-posedness of the water wave problems in a Sobolev class in arbitrary space dimensions. He is a Professor of Mathematics at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Nanhua Xi
席南华
Professor Xi was awarded the 2001 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for his work on solving an important conjecture of Lusztig. He is a Professor of the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences in Chinese Academy of Sciences.
1998 Morningside Gold Medal of Mathematics
Chang-Shou Lin
林长寿
Professor Chang-Shou Lin was awarded the 1998 Morningside Gold Medal of Mathematics for his research work on locating isometric embedding problems, scalar curvature equations and semi-linear elliptic equations. He is a Professor of Mathematics at National Taiwan University.
Shouwu Zhang
张寿武
Professor Zhang was awarded the 1998 Morningside Gold Medal of Mathematics for his contributions to number theory and arithmetical algebraic geometry. His achievements include the connexions between L-function and arithmetic via the Gross-Zagier formula, the Galois distributions of points on abelian varieties, and pure Arakelov geometry. He is a Professor of Mathematics at Columbia University.
1998 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics
Raymond Hon-fu Chan
陈汉夫
Professor Chan was awarded the 1998 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for his work in computational mathematics. He is a Professor of Mathematics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Chong-Qing Cheng
程崇庆
Professor Cheng was awarded the 1998 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for his contributions in the areas of dynamic systems and Hamiltonian dynamics. He is recognized for his work on problems related to Kolomogorov-Arnold-Moser(KAMtheory). He is a Vice-President and a Cheung Kong Professor of Mathematics at Nanjing University.
Kefeng Liu
刘克峰
Professor Liu was awarded the 1998 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for his achievements in topology, geometry, and mathematical physics. He is a Professor of Mathematics at University of California at Los Angeles, and a Guangbiao Chair Professor of Mathematics at Zhejiang University.
Tong Yang
杨彤
Professor Yang was awarded the 1998 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for his contributions to the fundamental well-posedness problem for general systems of hyperbolic conservation laws. He is a Chair Professor of Mathematics and an Associate Dean of College of Sciences and Engineering at City University of Hong Kong.