Talk:Shiing-Shen Chern

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weird link[edit]

Hi, at the bottom of the page there is a link to Themistocles M. Rassias in the "see also" section. The only reason for this seems to be that Chern was Rassias co-advisor. Chern has a LOT of students several of which are probably more notable. Could someone remove that link?? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.237.41.75 (talk) 10:57, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Untitled[edit]

The family name capitalisation (CHERN) I have removed. Although I wish it were an English standard, there have been discussions about introducing it to en.WP and currently the consensus seems to be not to. If this position changes I will be more than happy to recapitalise it! VivaEmilyDavies 18:22, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)


These web pages have newspaper obituaries

[1]
[2]

which include family details. Those seem to say that he had two children.

Charles Matthews 08:25, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Also this PDF from MSRI:

[3].

Charles Matthews 08:32, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Name ordering[edit]

I have moved the article back to Shiing-Shen Chern, as this Western order is the one used in mathematics, and Chern is not known under other orderings of his name. This is similar to Shing-Tung Yau or Fanghua Lin or Yuan T. Lee or Gang Tian, and standard convention in mathematics. Kusma (討論) 08:18, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

GR transcription[edit]

I've come across this page via a link from the GR Talk page. It's always nice to learn of someone using GR to spell their name! However, a detailed discussion of the technicalities of Chinese romanization certainly doesn't belong in the lead section of this article. I've now rearranged the article somewhat & moved the new Transliteration section further down. --NigelG (or Ndsg) | Talk 12:58, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

PS As a result the lead is now perhaps a bit thin. I leave it to an expert to summarize the importance of Chern's work in a sentence or two. --NigelG (or Ndsg) | Talk 13:07, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Citations needed[edit]

Some inline citations would be useful: ie explicit references to the External links or other published sources. --NigelG (or Ndsg) | Talk 22:39, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Is this the Chern number guy too?[edit]

Vol 461 |8 October 2009| doi:10.1038/nature08293 Observation of unidirectional backscattering-immune topological electromagnetic states Zheng Wang1*, Yidong Chong1{*, J. D. Joannopoulos1 & Marin Soljacˇic´1 To detect the possible presence of non-trivial topological band properties in a photoniccrystal system it is sufficient5–7 to compute its Chern numbers. (Although the original proposal5,6 focused on ‘Dirac points’, it is not necessary to restrict to such band structures; thus, the use of a variety of photonic-crystal systems is possible7.) The Chernnumber of band n of a two-dimensional (2D) periodic photonic crystal is an integer defined by6

6. Raghu, S. & Haldane, F. D. M. Analogs of quantum-Hall-effect edge states in photonic crystals. Phys. Rev. A 78, 033834 (2008).

Never mind, it redirects from Chern classes. Nerdseeksblonde (talk) 22:13, 8 October 2009 (UTC)