Zhiwei Yun

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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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According to Wikipedia, Zhiwei Yun is a Professor of Mathematics at MIT specializing in number theory, algebraic geometry and representation theory, with a particular focus on the Langlands program. He was previously a C. L. E. Moore instructor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2010 to 2012, assistant professor then associate professor at Stanford University from 2012 to 2016, and professor at Yale University from 2016 to 2017.

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