Professor Shen Weixiao of USTC Mathematics Department Won the CHERN Shiing S. Mathematics Award

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       Professor Shen Weixiao of the Mathematics Department, USTC, won the CHERN Shiing S. Mathematics Award for his outstanding achievements in one-dimensional dynamical systems at the 12th Assembly of the Chinese Mathematical Society in Xiamen on April 21.

       Prof. Shen Weixiao graduated from the Mathematics Department, USTC, in July 1995. Subsequently, he studied at the Tokyo University from April 1996 to March 2001 and received a Ph.D. in science. His main area of research is one-dimensional dynamical systems. As one of the world’s best young scholars in this field, Prof. Shen, together with his collaborators at home and abroad, has made a series of breakthroughs in Axiom A systems??? density, attractors, existence of absolute invariant measures, etc., and published seven papers in top international journals, including the Annals of Mathematics and Inventiones Mathematicae. In particular, he and his coworkers home and abroad have proved Fatou’s conjecture in one-dimensional real dynamical systems, an unresolved issue for a long time that was once listed by the famous mathematician Smale, recipient of the Fields Award, as one of the most important mathematical problems of the 21st century.

       The CHERN Shiing S. Mathematics Award was set up by the Chinese Mathematical Society in 1986, and is granted every two years to two young or middle-aged mathematicians in China who have made remarkable achievements in fundamental or applied mathematical research.

       Another USTC Mathematics Department alumnus, Li Banghe, class of 1960, academician of CAS, research fellow of the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS, was the winner of the prestigious Hua Loo-Keng Mathematics Award at the 9th Assembly of the Chinese Mathematical Society.

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