Title: History and Conserved Quantities in Classical General Relativity
Speaker: Prof. Shing-Tung Yau
Time: 10:00 am, Oct. 12, 2020
Address: A-214, Main Building, 19B, Yuquan Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing
How was the theory of general relativity developed?
Discussion about properties of classical conserved quantities in the theory of general relativity.
About the speaker:
Prof. Shing-Tung Yau is a famous Chinese-American mathematician. He currently serves as a Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University and a Professor of Physics at Harvard University. He is also the director of Yau Mathematical Sciences Center of Tsinghua University and Yanqi Lake Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications.
In 1976, Prof. Yau proved the Calabi conjecture, gave solutions of multiple well-known open problems in algebraic geometry and also allowed physicists to show that string theory is a viable candidate for a unified theory of nature. Calabi–Yau manifolds are among the "standard toolkit" for string theorists today. Prof. Yau's work opened up new directions, set foundations and changed people's perspectives towards mathematics and their applications in physics and computer science. Prof. Yau has won Oswald Veblen Prize in 1981, Fields Medal in 1982, MacArthur Fellow in 1984, Crafoord Prize in 1994, United States National Medal of Science in 1997, China International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award in 2003, Wolf Prize in Mathematics and Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) in 2010 and MG15 Award (The Fifteenth Marcel Grossmann Award) in 2018.
Professor Yau also spends an enormous amount of energy to train young mathematicians at every level. He has been directors of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Morningside Center of Mathematics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Center of Mathematical Sciences in Zhejiang University, and Mathematical Sciences Center at Tsinghua University (Renamed Yau Mathematical Sciences Center in 2015).
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