Hu Hesheng

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Hu Hesheng
Born (1928-06-20) June 20, 1928 (age 95)
Alma materZhejiang University
Known forresearch in differential geometry and mathematical physics
Scientific career
InstitutionsFudan University
Doctoral advisorSu Buqing

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

Education and career[edit]

Born in Shanghai, Hu studied mathematics at National Chiao Tung University (now Shanghai Jiaotong University) and 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 of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1956, she began working as a lecturer at Fudan University in Shanghai, later becoming an associate professor and eventually achieving full-time professorship.[3]

Service and recognition[edit]

Hu served as vice president of the Chinese Mathematical Society and president of the Shanghai Mathematical Society. In 2002, she was chosen as the Emmy Noether Lecturer for that year's International Congress of Mathematicians in Beijing, China.[4] She was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1991 and as an academician of the Third World Academy of Science in 2003.[5]


Her main academic interests are differential geometry and mathematical physics.[5] She led a research group at Fudan University during the 1980s and 1990s.


Hu's husband was Gu Chaohao, also a mathematician, who served as the president of University of Science and Technology of China.[6] They were married until his death in 2012.


  1. ^ Holeung Ho Lee Foundation Awardee of Mathematics & Mechanics Prize
  2. ^ The Noether Lecturers Archived 2008-02-09 at the Wayback Machine Hesheng Hu, 2002*, Emmy Noether Lecture at International Congress of Mathematics
  3. ^ "Hu Hesheng at Fudan University". Archived from the original on 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2008-01-18.
  4. ^ Biographies of Women Mathematicians
  5. ^ a b "Hu Hesheng". Retrieved 2021-10-26.
  6. ^ "Gu Chaohao & Hu Hesheng". Archived from the original on 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2008-01-18.

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