Liu Lu

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Liu Lu (Chinese: 刘路) is a professor of mathematics at Central South University in Changsha, Hunan province, where he is China's youngest full university Professor. As a 22-year-old undergraduate student Lu solved the mathematical problem, the Seetapun Enigma, which was proposed by English logician David Seetapun in the 1990s and had not yet been solved. For this he was instantly promoted to full professor in the department where he was studying, and awarded a prize of 1 million renminbi. Some established professors were critical of his appointment voicing concern that he was too young, had no teaching experience and that the appointment was mostly designed to get media attention to Liu's university.[1][2][3][4][5]


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