Alumnus Yitang Zhang awarded MacArthur Fellowship
The MacArthur Fellowship is awarded to a broad range of scholars, artists and professionals and comes with a $625,000 stipend to be awarded over five years.
Zhang recently delivered the final address at the prestigious International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM).
His work proving a weaker version of the Twin Prime Conjecture has also been recognized by the 2013 Ostrowski Prize, the 2014 Cole Prize in Number Theory, and the 2014 Schock Prize in Mathematics.
After being out of academia for 10 years, Zhang became a lecturer at University of New Hampshire in 1999. After his result, he became a full professor at UNH in January 2014.
Other news about Zhang:
- MacArthur Awards Go to 21 Diverse Fellows, New York Times, Sept. 17, 2014.
- Meet the class of 2014, MacArthur Fellows, MacArthur Foundation
- Purdue alumnus Yitang Zhang at the International Congress of Mathematicians
- Mathematics Alum Yitang Zhang proves Centuries-old Problem