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Dr. Siu has been the dominant figure in the mathematics of several complex variables, for a quarter-century. He has mastered techniques at the interfaces between complex variables, differential geometry, and algebraic geometry. For example, he applied estimates of the complex Neumann problem and the theory of multiplier ideal sheaves to algebraic geometry, in order to resolve various conjectures. (cf. MSRI Publications, Vol. 37: Several Complex Variables)
Siu’s education included a BA in mathematics from the University of Hong Kong, M.A. from the University of Minnesota and Ph.D. from Princeton University, in the period 1963–1966. He started his academic career as Assistant Professor in Purdue and Notre Dame
Siu’s accomplishments led to academician stature in various American and international academies, viz., the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (foreign member), the Academia Sinica in Taiwan, and the Goettingen Academy of Sciences.
He has received numerous recognitions including invited addresses at three International Congresses of Mathematicians (Helsinki, 1978; Warsaw, 1983; Beijing, 2002); Bergman Prize of the American Mathematical Society; honorary doctorates at the universities of Hong Kong and Bochum, Germany. He had also served as Associate Editor of the Annals of Mathematics, and Editor of the Journal of Differential Geometry.
- ^ [math/0610740] A General Non-Vanishing Theorem and an Analytic Proof of the Finite Generation of the Canonical Ring
- Yum-Tong Siu at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- In 2003 and 2004, the Asian Journal of Mathematics dedicated several issues to Siu:
- Academia Sinica page on Siu
Professor Siu is from the family of Xiao from Taishan, Kwangdong Province.
University of Hong Kong B. A.（1963）
Assistant Professor, Purdue University（1966-67）
Associate Professor（1970-72）, Professor（1972-78）,
Professor, Stanford University（1978-82）