The International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians is held every three years. As the highest honor of the International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians, the Morningside Award of Mathematics is initiated by Prof. Shing-Tung Yau, who is the chairman of the International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians and the director of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Mr. Ronnie Chan of Morningside Group. The Morningside Award of Mathematics includes Gold Medal£¬Silver Medal and Applied Mathematics Medal ,which are awarded to outstanding mathematicians of Chinese descent of age under 45 who have made contributions in pure and applied Mathematics.
Executive director of the Center of Mathematical Sciences, Zhejiang University.Prof. Kefeng Liu is the first mathematician to get this honor from mainland.
Min-Wei Meng Chair Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, were both awarded the 2004 Morningside Gold Medal.
Gold Medalists for applied math:
Professor of Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics, California Institute of Technology.
Professor of Department of Statistics, Columbia University.
Professor of Department of Computer Science of the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Assistant professor of Department of Mathematics of University of California at Berkeley.
Professor of Department of Mathematics of Zhongshan University, were awarded the 2004 Morningside Silver Medal.
The congress also awarded the second Shing-Shen Chern Prize and the first International Cooperation Prize to honor the outstanding persons who have made contributions to the development of mathematics in China. Shing-Shen Chern Prize was awarded to Prof. Lo Yang, the vice director of Morningside Center of Mathematics Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Fanghua Lin, Silver Chair Professor of New York University. The first International Cooperation Prize is awarded to John Coates, Sadleirian Chair Professor of Cambridge University.
Professor Li is awarded the 2001 Morningside Gold Medal 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.Currently, he is a Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University.Professor Li received both a B.S. (1982) and M.A. (1984) from Fudan University, an M.A. at the University of California, San Diego (1987), and a Ph.D from Harvard University (1989), all in mathematics.In 1994, Professor Li was named a Terman Fellow at Stanford and received an Alfred Sloan Fellowship.
Professor Yau is awarded the 2001 Morningside Gold Medal for his profound contributions to mathematical physics.His achievements are products of his unusual ability to bring physical insights to bear on mathematical problems.Currently, Professor Yau is a Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.He received a B.S. in mathematics at National Taiwan University (1981) and a Ph.D. in mathematical physics at Princeton University (1987).His honors include fellowships from the Alfred Sloan Foundation (1991) and the Packard Foundation (1991).He was also named a MacArthur Fellow in 2000.
Professor Wan is awarded the 2001 Morningside Silver Medal for his proof of Dwork's conjecture on L-functions over finite fields. Currently, he is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Irvine.Professor Wan received a B.S. from the Chengdu Institute of Geology (1982), an M.S. at Sichuan University (1986), and a Ph.D from the University of Washington, Seattle (1991).His research interests include number theory, arithmetic geometry, finite fields, and p-Adic analysis.
Professor Wang is awarded the 2001 Morningside Silver Medal for his contributions on the birational model of algebraic varieties with singularities.Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at National Tsing Hua University.Professor Wang received a B.A. from National Taiwan University (1990) and a Ph.D. from Harvard University (1998).His research interests include algebraic geometry, Hodge theory and differential geometry.
Professor Wu is awarded the 2001 Morningside Silver Medal for her establishment of local well-posedness of the water wave problems in a Sobolev class in arbitrary space dimensions.Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park.She received both a B.S. (1983) and an M.S. (1986) from Peking University and a Ph.D from Yale University (1990).In 2001, Professor Wu was awarded the Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics from the American Mathematical Society.
Professor Xi is awarded the 2001 Morningside Silver Medal for his work on solving an important conjecture of Lusztig.Currently, he is a Professor at the Institute of Mathematics at the chinese Academy of Sciences.Professor Xi received a B.S. from the Huaihua Institute (1981) and both an M.S. (1985) and a Ph.D (1988) from East China Normal University.In 1995, he was the recipient of the First Award of the Young Scientist Prize from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Professor Lin was awarded the 1998 Morningside Gold Medal for his research work on locating isometric embedding problems, scalar curvature equations and semi-linear elliptic equations.Currently, Professor Lin is a Professor of Mathematics at the National Chung Cheng University and Director of the National Center for Theoretical Sciences.He received a Ph.D from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.
Professor Zhang was awarded the 1998 Morningside Gold Medal for his contributions to number theory and arithmetical algebraic geometry.His achievements include the connexions between L-functions and arithmetic via the Gross-Zagier formula, the Galois distribution of points on abelian varieties, and pure Arakelov geometry.Currently, Professor Zhang is a Professor of Mathematics at Columbia University.He received a Ph.D from Columbia University (1991).
Professor Chan was awarded the 1998 Morningside Silver Medal for his work in computational mathematics.Currently, Professor Chan is a Professor of Mathematics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.He received a Ph.D in applied mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University (1985).
Professor Cheng was awarded the 1998 Morningside Silver Medal for his contributions in the areas of dynamical systems and Hamiltonian dynamics.He is recognized for his work on problems related to Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser (KAM) theory.Currently, Professor Cheng is a Professor of Mathematics at Nanjing University.
Professor Liu was awarded the 1998 Morningside Silver Medal for his achievements in topology, geometry, and mathematical physics.Currently, Professor Liu is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received a Ph.D from Harvard University (1993).
Professor Yang was awarded the 1998 Morningside Silver Medal for his contributions to the fundamental well-posedness problem for general systems of hyperbolic conservation laws.Currently, Professor Yang is a Professor of Mathematics at the City University of Hong Kong.He received a Ph.D from the University of California, Davis.