Photographer: Michael Eliason


  • Photo of Zhang Yitang

Zhang Yitang, a number theorist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Peng Shige, a financial mathematician with Shandong University in Jinan, won the Qiu Shi outstanding scientist award. Each received a grant of one million yuan (HK$1.16 million) at a ceremony at Peking University on Saturday.

  • Growth of a blood vessel modeled as a moving pulse

UC Santa Barbara mathematics professor Bjorn Birnir and colleagues discover a model for angiogenesis

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