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Professor Shing-Tung Yau among list of University of Alberta’s honorary degree recipients




Professor Shing-Tung Yau, Director of Yau Mathematical Sciences Center, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree on June 13 for UAlberta's 2017 spring convocation.


Professor Yau is recognized with the university’s highest honor for his extraordinary intellectual achievements. UAlberta's authority remarks that Professor Yau, dubbed “the Emperor of Math” by The New York Times,has revealed the shape of space from the subatomic world of string theory to the astronomical dimensions of the known universe. He is perhaps most famous for solving a geometric conundrum known as the Calabi conjecture, an achievement that had a profound impact not only on geometry, but also on theoretical physics”.