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Mr.Wang Yuan's Obituary
Update time: 2021-05-17

Mr. Wang Yuan, renowned mathematician and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and researcher of the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (AMSS) at CAS, passed away on May 14, 2021 at the age of 91. He passed away at 12:46 in Beijing after medical treatment failed to cure his illness.

Mr. Wang Yuan was born in Lanxi, Zhejiang Province on April 29, 1930, and his ancestral home was Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province. He graduated from the School of Mathematical Sciences of Zhejiang University in 1952. Recommended by Chen Jiangong and Su Buqing, Mr. Wang went to work at AMSS and followed the guidance of Hua Loo-Keng to study number theory. He once served as Director of AMSS and President of the Council of Chinese Mathematical Society. In 1980, he was elected as a member (academician) of CAS.

Mr. Wang Yuan made significant contributions to the research on number theory and the application of methods in number theory. His work on Goldbach’s conjecture was the first major achievement for China in this field. Jointly with Hua Loo-Keng, Mr. Wang pioneered the research on high-dimensional numerical integration and developed the Hua-Wang Method. In addition, he made remarkable contributions to Diophantine analysis in algebraic number fields and the application of methods in number theory into statistical analysis. Mr. Wang Yuan constantly encouraged and supported young scholars and students to engage in academic research and learning, and made significant contributions to the modern development of mathematics and training of talents in China.

Mr. Wang Yuan was the winner of numerous awards, including the first prize of National Natural Science Award, the Tan Kah Kee Material Science Award, the Ho Leung Ho Lee Award and the Hua Loo-Keng Prize of Mathematics. As a highly reputed scholar in international academia, Mr. Wang dedicated his entire life to scientific research and education in China. His passing away is a huge loss for the Chinese mathematical sciences.

Mr. Wang Yuan’s farewell ceremony is scheduled to be held at the East Hall of Babaoshan Funeral Home at 9:00 am on May 20.


                                                                                                                                                                                          Mr. Wang Yuan’s Funeral Committee

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Mr. Wang Yuan’s Funeral Committee:

Directors: Xi Nanhua, Wu Jian

Deputy Directors: Gao Xiaoshan, Hong Jialin, Gong Fuzhou, Wang Jingze

Committee Members: Pan Jianzhong, Dai Yuhong, Zhang Ping, Feng Lei, Ding Xiaolei, Tian Sufen, Tian Ye, Li Chunying, Wang Lin, Shen Meimei

Contact Persons: Wang Li, Li Lingzhi, Li Li, Tie Guangqiang

Tel: 010-82541600, 82541603 Fax: 010-82541591

Email: wangy-commemorate@amss.ac.cn (please send the letter of condolence to the above email address)

Mobile: 13021936318, 18516985489, 13488848452

Address: Room 928, South Building, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, No. 55 Zhongguancun East Road, Haidian District, Beijing

Post Code: 100190

Attached is Mr.Wang Yuan's biography 



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