Horng-Tzer Yau

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. 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.

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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."[1]

Yau is a 2000 MacArthur Fellow.



  1. ^ Harvard University Gazette April 14, 2005
  2. ^ 2012 Simons Investigators September, 2012
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ H.-T. Yau Receives MacArthur Fellowship October, 2000
  5. ^ Notices of the AMS May, 2002
  6. ^ News from the National Academy of Sciences Archived 2016-04-04 at the Wayback Machine April, 2013
  7. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-09-01.
  8. ^ Simons Investigators Awardees, The Simons Foundation
  9. ^ http://www.ams.org/profession/prizes-awards/ams-prizes/eisenbud-prize

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