Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Shing-Tung Yau's visit (丘成桐)

Famous mathematician, Shing-Tung Yau (Winner of Fields Medal 1982 and Wolf Prize in Mathematics 2010), and some of his friends (Prof. Mu-Tao Wang 王慕道, Math. Dept., Columbia university; Prof. I-Liang Chern, 陳宜良, Math. Dept., National Taiwan Unversity; another one I don't know) came to see the beadworks in our chemistry department yesterday morning. He seemed to enjoy these mathematical beadworks and asked me a few questions like whether these nontrivial structures have been really synthesized etc. ...

I told him I would feel honor to give him any model in the display case if he like it as a gift. He chose the bead model of P-type TPMS with (2,0).

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