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Prof Yum-Tong SIU

Elected as ASHK Founding Member in 2015

B.A. (U of Hong Kong); M.S.(U of Minnesota); Ph.D. (Princeton U); Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Member of National Academy of Science; Foreign Member of The Chinese Academy of Sciences; Member of Academia Sinica; Corresponding Member of Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Founding Member of The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences

Brief Introduction

William Elwood Byerly Professor of Mathematics, Harvard University

Prof Yum-Tong Siu is currently William Elwood Byerly Professor of Mathematics, Harvard University. In 1963 He received his B.A. in Mathematics from The University of Hong Kong in 1963, his M.S. from the University of Minnesota in 1964, his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University in 1966.  He started his academic career as an Assistant Professor at Purdue University (1966-1967), then University of Notre Dame (1967-1970), became Associate Professor at Yale University in 1970 and full Professor in 1972. He left Yale for Stanford in 1978.  After four year at Stanford University, he joined the Harvard Mathematics Department in 1982. In 1992 he became the William Elwood Byerly Professor. He was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (1971-1973) and Guggenheim Fellow (1986). From 1996 to 1999 he served as Chairman of the Department.   Over the years during his career, he has held Visiting Professor positions in many well-known institutions around the world.

Prof Siu has been a prominent figure in the field of several complex variables for several decades. He has mastered techniques at the interface among complex variables, differential geometry, and algebraic geometry. He gave invited addresses at three International Congresses of Mathematicians, two of which are plenary addresses (Helsinki, 1978; Warsaw, 1983; Beijing, 2002).  For his significant contributions to Several Complex Variables, he was awarded the Stefan Bergman Prize by the American Mathematical Society in 1993. Other academic honours include: honorary doctorates awarded  by The University of Hong Kong, University of Bochum (Germany), and University of Macau; Corresponding Member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences; Foreign Member of The Chinese Academy of Sciences; Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Member of the National Academy of Sciences, and Member of Academia Sinica.


Website of Prof Yum-Tong Siu at Harvard University

December 2021



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