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International Congress of Basic Science inaugurated and ECNU professor receives the Frontier Science Award


On July 16th, the International Congress of Basic Science (ICBS) was inaugurated in Beijing with the theme of “Advancing Science for Humanity”. The conference presented the Lifetime Achievement Award in Basic Science and the Frontier Science Award. Professor Lin Huaxin from the School of Mathematical Sciences, ECNU, along with co-authors Gong Guihua and Niu Zhuang, attended the conference and received the Frontier Science Award in Mathematics.

The 1st International Congress of Basic Science (ICBS) was inaugurated in Beijing.

The two-week conference brought together over 800 top scientists and scholars to explore cutting-edge research in such fields as mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science, and information science. The attendees included 8 Fields Medal winners, 4 Turing Award winners, 1 Nobel laureate, and over 50 academicians from different countries. In his opening speech, Shing-tung Yau, Chairman of ICBS and Fields Medal laureate, expressed his anticipation that the academic exchanges during the conference would contribute to the development of foundational scientific knowledge worldwide.

Prof. Lin Huaxin from the School of Mathematical Sciences, ECNU

Lin Huaxin, professor and doctoral supervisor of the School of Mathematical Sciences, ECNU, is also a lifetime professor of the University of Oregon in the United States and the founding fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He is also serving as an editorial board member of the journal Science China: Mathematics, an associate editor of the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications and a board member of Annals of K-theory.  

  In 2005, Lin Huaxin received the First Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress in Shanghai. In 2016, he presided over “Operator Algebra Classification and Its Applications”, a key program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has been invited multiple times by the National Science Foundation (NSF) of the United States to serve as a reviewer and has published 142 research papers in top-tier mathematical journals, including Annals of Mathematics and Inventiones Mathematicae.

Professor Lin Huaxin’s research has had a profound impact in the field of operator algebras worldwide. His research achievement in “The Isomorphism Classification Theorem for Simple, Invariant, and Trace-Rank-One Z-stable C*-Algebras” is currently deemed as the most advanced classification result internationally.


Source: School of Mathematical Sciences 

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