#110767 Overall Influence

Zhiwei Yun

Chinese mathematician

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Yun is Professor of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Yun received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Peking University in 2004. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2009. In 2016, Quanta Magazine and Business Insider described his work on number theory as “one of the most exciting breakthroughs … in the last thirty years.” In particular, Yun focuses on an exciting area known as the “Langlands program,” an investigation of connections between number theory and geometry. Yun has also produced important results in areas of mathematics such as algebraic geometry and representation theory.

Yun won the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for his work in mathematics in 2012. He is also recipient of the 2019 New Horizons In Mathematics Prize along with three others. In 2019 he became a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Peking University

University in Beijing, China

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Princeton University
Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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Stanford University
Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

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#1511 World Rank
Mathematics