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2015.1207

Alumnus Jing Yu Elected as TWAS Fellow

 Recently, The World Academy of Sciences announced their Fellows in 2015 and one of them is Yu Jing, an alumnus of the Department of mathematics graduated in 1972. 

TWAS, The World Academy of Sciences is a merit-based science academy established in 1983, uniting 1,000 scientists in some 70 countries. The 26th General Meeting was held in Vienna, Austria, from 18 to 21 November 2015. 
Yu has made crucial contributions to transcendence theory for positive characteristic fields. He established strong linear independence on Drinfeld logarithms. Using t-motives, he has proved algebraic independence for special zeta values, and developed successful version of Grothendieck's program. Member of the Academia Sinica, he has received the Academic Award in Natural Science, the Academia Sinica National Outstanding Research Lectureship, among others.
Porfessor Yu Jina was awarded as the 10th excellent alumnus in 2010, in addition to his outstanding academic performance, he has been teaching for more than 20 years, delivering the knowledge to students. Many of whom has become professors themselves. 
Looking back on his path, Professor Yu said that it was because of Annals of Mathematics published by Princeton University, a journal that accepts less than 80 papers each year, he has tried very hard to devote himself into the field of mathematics. In 90s, two of his papers about were published on this long-loved journal. In total, there were only 5 papers done by Taiwanese scholars accepted by Annals Math.