HKU Mathematician Mok Ngai-ming Elected To CAS

Professor Mok Ngai-ming has been elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in recognition of his contributions to mathematics in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

AsianScientist (Dec. 17, 2015) – Professor Mok Ngai-ming, Edmund and Peggy Tse Professor in Mathematics and Chair of Mathematics at the Hong Kong University (HKU), was elected a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Mathematics and Physics) on Beijing on December 7, 2015, becoming the only Hong Kong scholar to attain this achievement in 2015.

“I am very honored and very happy to have been elected as Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. My election represents not only a recognition of my academic achievements in mathematics but also an acknowledgement of my long years of significant contribution to the development of mathematics in Hong Kong and in Mainland China,” said Mok.

HKU President Professor Peter Mathieson congratulated Mok on his being elected as a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

“This distinguished award is a recognition of the importance of Professor Mok’s contributions to mathematical research and helps to strengthen even more HKU’s research standing nationally and globally. The University is proud of his accomplishments and grateful to him for his commitment to HKU over the past two decades. We offer him our warmest congratulations on this outstanding achievement,” said Mathieson.

Mok obtained his PhD at Stanford University in 1980 and embarked on his teaching and research life at Princeton University, Columbia University and University of Paris. His research interests encompass several complex variables, differential geometry and algebraic geometry.

As the director of HKU Institute of Mathematical Research, Mok strives to provide a platform where researchers in mathematics can freely exchange their research ideas, and create an environment which facilitates the cross-fertilization between different fields of mathematics.

Previous awards he has received include the Sloan Fellowship Award (US), Presidential Young Investigator Award (US), Croucher Award 1998 (Hong Kong), Second-class Award of State Natural Science Award 2007 (Mainland China), and the Bergman Prize of the American Mathematical Society 2009.

Founded in 1955, the Academic Divisions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASAD), has served as an advanced national think-tank to the Chinese Government on major science and technology issues.


Source: The University of Hong Kong.
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