Horng-Tzer Yau

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Yau at Oberwolfach, 2011

Horng-Tzer Yau (Chinese: 姚鴻澤; pinyin: Yáo Hóngzé; born 1959 in Taiwan) is a Taiwanese-American mathematician. He received his B.Sc. in 1981 from National Taiwan University and his Ph.D. in 1987 from Princeton University. His Ph.D. thesis Stability of Coulomb Systems was supervised by Elliott Lieb.[1] Yau joined the faculty of NYU in 1988, and became a full professor at its Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in 1994. He moved to Stanford in 2003, and then to Harvard University in 2005. He was also a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1987–88, 1991–92, and 2003, and was a distinguished visiting professor in 2013–14.[2]

According to William C. Kirby, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard, "Professor Yau is a leader in the fields of mathematical physics, ... who has introduced important tools and concepts to study probability, stochastic processes, nonequilibrium statistical physics, and quantum dynamics."[3]

Yau is a 2000 MacArthur Fellow.



  1. ^ Horng-Tzer Yau at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ "Horng-Tzer Yau". Institute for Advanced Study (ias.edu).
  3. ^ Harvard University Gazette April 14, 2005
  4. ^ 2012 Simons Investigators September, 2012
  5. ^ Yau, Horng-Tzer (1998). "Scaling limit of particle systems, incompressible Navier-Stokes equation and Boltzmann equations". Doc. Math. (Bielefeld) Extra Vol. ICM Berlin, 1998, vol. III. pp. 193–202.
  6. ^ H.-T. Yau Receives MacArthur Fellowship October, 2000
  7. ^ Notices of the AMS May, 2002
  8. ^ "Horng-Tzer Yau". Academia Sinica. Retrieved 13 February 2023.
  9. ^ News from the National Academy of Sciences Archived 2016-04-04 at the Wayback Machine April, 2013
  10. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-09-01.
  11. ^ Simons Investigators Awardees, The Simons Foundation
  12. ^ "Leonard Eisenbud Prize for Mathematics and Physics".

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