Shing-Tung Yau


Yau Mathematical Science Center, Tsinghua University

Office: Jing Zhai 210


Personal web page


Ph.D., Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, 1971


Differential Geometry, Differential Equations and General Relativity


2018  CAST USA Extraordinary Scientist Award (Chinese Association for Science and Technology, USA)

2018  MG15 Award (The Fifteenth Marcel Grossmann Award)

2010  The Wolf Prize

2010  AAEOY Distinguished Science & Technology Award

2003  2003 International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award

1997  National Medal of Science, U.S.A

1994  Crafoord Prize, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

1991  Humboldt Research Award, The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

1985  John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship

1984  One of America’s 100 brightest scientists under 40, Science Digest

1982  Fields Medal, International Congress of Mathematicians

1981  The John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science, National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.

1981  The Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry, American Mathematical Society

1980  Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, USA

1979  California Scientist of the Year, California Science Center

1975-1976 Alfred P. Sloan Fellow


July 2019 Honorary member, The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences

Jan 2013 Fellow, American Mathematical Society

18 May 2009-30Jun2019 Fellow, Morningside College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

2009 Member of the Selection Committee for Distinguished Research Achievement Award (DRAA) of the University of Hong Kong

2008 Foreign Member, Indian National Academy of Science.

2005 Foreign Member, National Academy of Lincei, Italy

July 2005 Member of the Overseas Expert Consultant Committee of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of State Council.

2003 Foreign Member, Russian Academy of Sciences

1995 Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences

1993 Member, National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.

1993 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

1990 1992 Member at Large, Council of the American Mathematical Society

1989 Member, Scientific Advisory Council, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

1989 Member, Board of Mathematical Sciences, National Academy of Science, U.S.A.

1985 Member, American Physical Society

1985 Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, U.S.A

1984 Academician, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

1983 Fellow, New York Academy of Sciences

1982 Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1980 Honorary Member, Academic Committee, Institute of Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

1971 Member, American Mathematical Society