Hu Hesheng

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Hu Hesheng (Chinese: 胡和生, Pinyin: Hú Héshēng) (born 20 June 1928) is a mathematician. She is the former vice-president of Chinese Mathematical Society, the former president of Shanghai Mathematical Society, and an academician of Chinese Academy of Science.[1] She held the Noether Lecture in 2002.[2]


Born in Shanghai, Hu studied mathematics in Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Great China University. She received her master's degree in mathematics from Zhejiang University in 1952, under the supervision of Su Buqing. During 1952-1956, she was a researcher at the Institute of Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1956, she went to Fudan University in Shanghai, became a lecture in mathematics, then associate professor, and full-time professorship.[3]

Hu was the former vice president of the Chinese Mathematical Society, and the former president of the Shanghai Mathematical Society. In 1991, Hu was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2002, She held the Emmy Noether Lecturer during the International Congress of Mathematicians in Beijing, China.[4]

Her main academic interest is differential geometry. She led a research group at Fudan University during the 1980s and 1990s.

Hu's husband is Gu Chaohao, also a mathematician, who served as the president of University of Science and Technology of China.[5]


  1. ^ Holeung Ho Lee Foundation Awardee of Mathematics & Mechanics Prize
  2. ^ The Noether Lecturers Hesheng Hu, 2002* , Emmy Noether Lecture at International Congress of Mathematics
  3. ^ Hu Hesheng at Fudan University
  4. ^ Biographies of Women Mathematicians
  5. ^ Gu Chaohao & Hu Hesheng

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