About Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum

As part of the basic science, Mathematics is pivotal for China to sustain its fast development and to realize its next strategic goal. The future economical and social developments of the country demand the strengthening of mathematical education in general and the training of talented young mathematics researchers in particular. Advancing mathematics research in the country, and elevating the research and academic level of the young scholars necessitate broader and in depth international exchange. To fulfill a big part of this strategic goal, Prof. Shing Tung Yau initiated to establish the first international mathematics conference center in China. His initiative received strong support from and is endorsement by Tsinghua University, Hainan Provincial Government, and Sanya City Government, and Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum (TSIMF) will be established in Sanya.

The TSIMF's facilities will be built on a 140-acre land at Phoenix Hill of Phoenix Township; the land is surround by pristine environment (and a section of beach front might be allocated to TSIMF). The newly established Mathematical Sciences Center (MSC) of Tsinghua University, assisted by TSIMF's International Advisory Committee and Scientific Committee, will take charge of the academic and administrative operation of TSIMF.

The mission of TSIMF is to become a base for scientific innovations, and for nurturing of innovative human resource; through the interaction between leading mathematicians and core research groups in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, theoretical physics, applied physics, theoretical biology and other important disciplines, TSIMF will provide a platform for exploring new directions, developing new methods, nurturing mathematical talents, and working to raise the level of mathematical research in China.

To achieve this goal, TSIMF will explore different means to run its scientific program as the center matures. The center will learn the successful experiences from the existing international mathematics institutes, like the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) at Princeton , the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) in France, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) at Berkeley, the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA, the Newton Institute at Cambridge University, the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) at Kyoto University, and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in India; it will also learn the experience from other international conference centers, such as the Mathematical Research Institute of Oberwolfach (Oberwolfach) in Germany and Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (Banff) in Canada.