Notices of the International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians

Volume 7 (2019)

Number 2

Stephen Yau’s work in several complex variables

Pages: 70 – 71

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4310/ICCM.2019.v7.n2.a9

Author

H. Blaine Lawson (Department of Mathematics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, U.S.A.)

H. Blaine Lawson was a 1973 recipient of the American Mathematical Society’s Leroy P. Steele Prize, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1995. He is a former recipient of both the Sloan Fellowship and the Guggenheim Fellowship, and has delivered two invited addresses at International Congresses of Mathematicians, one on geometry, and one on topology. He has served as Vice President of the American Mathematical Society, and is a foreign member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013.

Lawson is a mathematician best known for his work in minimal surfaces, calibrated geometry, and algebraic cycles. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Stony Brook University. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 1969 for work carried out under the supervision of Robert Osserman.

Published 8 August 2019