2016 A. Everett Pitcher Lecture

Shing-Tung Yau
William Caspar Graustein Professor of Mathematics
Harvard University

Lecture I (Public Lecture): Geometry and Physics
Monday, March 21, (Public Lecture)
Lewis Lab 270
7:30pm; Lobby reception at 6:45pm

Lecture II:  Nonlinear Equations in Geometry
Tuesday, March 22
Sinclair Auditorium
4:10 pm

Lecture III: Kahler-Einstein Metrics and the DUY Correspondence
Wednesday, March 23
Neville 3
1:10 pm



Shing-Tung Yau currently is William Caspar Graustein Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D from UC Berkeley at the age of 22. Professor Yau is one of the most influential mathematicians of our time. He has made fundamental contributions at the interface between differential geometry and theoretical physics. His proof with R. Schoen of the positive energy theorem in general relativity demonstrated that Einstein's theory is consistent and stable. His proof of the Calabi conjecture allowed string theorists to use Calabi-Yau manifolds as inner spaces of our universe. Professor Yau has received numerous awards, including the Fields Medal in 1982, the MacArthur Fellowship in 1984, the Crafoord Prize in 1994, the National Medal of Science in 1997, the Wolf Prize in Mathematics in 2010, among others. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Lincei of Italy, etc. He is also a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the American Physical Society