Brief CV

Gang Tian


Ph.D. in Mathematics, Harvard University, 1988  
M. S. in Mathematics, Peking University, China, 1984
B. S. in Mathematics, Nanjing University, China, 1982

Research Areas:

Differential and Symplectic Geometry, Geometric Analysis, Differential Equations


Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 1988-1990, Princeton University, NJ
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 1990-1991, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 1991-1992, CIMS, NYU
Professor of Mathematics, 1991-, Peking University, Beijing, China
Professor of Mathematics, 1992-1996, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Professor of Mathematics, 1995-1996, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Simons Professor of Mathematics, 1996-2006, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Professor of Mathematics, 2003-2009, Princeton University, NJ
Higgins Professor of Mathematics, 2009-2017, Princeton University, NJ
Dean of School of Mathematical Sciences, 2013-2017, Peking University, Beijing, China
Higgins Professor Emeritus, 2017-, Princeton University, NJ

Other Activities:

Editor, 1994-2002, Pacific Journal of Mathematics
Editor, 1994-2002, Communications in Analysis and Geometry
Editor, 1994-2002, Pacific Journal of Mathematics
Associate Editor, 1995-1998, Journal of the American Mathematical Society
Editor, 1996-2007, International Mathematics Research Notices
Editor, 1998-, Acta Mathematica Sinica
Editor, 1998-, Geometry and Topology
Editor, 1998-, Communication in Contemporary Mathematics
Editor, 2000-, Advances in Mathematics
Editor, 2002-, Journal of Geometric Analysis
Editor, 2002-, Annel-I della Scuola Normale, Italy
Editor, 2007-2018, Annals of Mathematics
Editor, 2001-2015, Journal of Symplectic Geometry
Director of Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research, 2005-, Peking University, Beijing, China
Vice Chairman, 2013-, China Democratic League
Vice President, 2015-, Chinese Mathematical Society
Vice President, 2017-2019, Peking University, Beijing, China
President, 2019-, Chinese Mathematical Society, Beijing, China


Organizing Committee for 1995 Frontiers of Sciences Symposium (Sponsored by National Academy of Sciences)
Centennial Fellowship Committee, 1995-1997
Scientific Review Panel of Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 1996-2010
AMS Eastern Section Program Committee, 2000-2002
AMS Veblen Prize Committee, 2000-
AMS Fan Ky Fund Committee, 2000-
ICM 2002, Program Committee, 2001-2002
Scientific Advisory Committee, Pure and Applied Math. Int., UCLA, 2002-2008
Scientific Review Panel, Banff Int. Station for Mathematics, Canada, 2001-2004
Chair of Geometry Panel for Selecting Speakers in Geometry, ICM, 2006
Co-chair of Annual Program on Differential Geometry at MSRI, Berkeley, 2003-2004
Chair of 2005 Clay summer school on Ricci flow, Berkeley
Member of Committee for Annual Program on Geometric Evolution Equations at MSRI, Berkeley, 2006-2007
Advisory Board for the ChangJiang professorship from the Ministry of Education in China, 2004-2011
Advisory Board for the Tianyuan fund of National Science Foundation in China, 2006-2012
Member of Committee for Tri-semester Program on Geometrization in IHP, 2008
Scientific Council for Int. Center for Theoretic Physics, Trieste, Italy, 2010-
Scientific Committee of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, 2010-2014
Member of Steele Prize Committee, AMS, 2012-2015
Member of Abel Prize Committee, Norway, 2012-2014
Member of SBM (Brazilian Math Society) Prize Committee, 2012
Scientific Committee of Future Science Prize, China, 2016-2018
Advisory Board for Qiu Shi Science and Technologies Foundation, China, 2019-
Member of Committee for Beijing Science and Technology Awards, China, 2019-
Member of Executive Committee of International Mathematical Union, 2019-2022

Fellowships and Honors:

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 1987
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1991-1993
19th Alan Waterman Award, NSF, USA, 1994
Oswald Veblen Prize, sponsor: American Mathematical Society, 1996
Elected to Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2001
Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2004
Special national expert of Chinese 1000 program, 2010-

Distinguished Lectures:

1994       Bergman Memorial Lecture, Stanford University
1996       Courant Lecture, NYU
1996       Distinguished Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1997       Nachdiplomvorlesung Lectures, ETH, Zurich
1998       Myhill Lectures, New York State University, Buffalo, NY
1999       Andrejewski Lectures, Gottingen University, Germany
2000       Rado Lectures, Ohio State University
2001       Ellenberg Visiting Chair, Columbia University
2004       Unni Namboodiri Lectures, University of Chicago
2004       M. Morse Lectures, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
2006       Gergen Lecture, Duke University
2007       University Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2007       Distinguished Lecture, IMPA
2008       Rainish Lecture, University of Michigan
2008       Leonardo de Vinci Lecture, University of Milan, Italy
2008       Journee de Rham, Swiss Mathematical Society, Lausanne, Switzerland
2009       F. Klein Lectures, Bonn University, Germany
2010       The D’Atri Memorial Lecture, Rutgers University, NJ
2012       The Owen Lecture, Wayne State University, Michigan
2013       Aisenstadt Chair, CRM, Canada
2013       The 13th Takagi Lectures, Kyoto University, Japan
2014       The Landau Lecture series, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
2015       The Marker Lecture, Penn. State University, USA
2015       The Moursund Lecture, University of Oregon, USA
2018       Distinguished Lecture, KAIST, Korea
2018       Fields-Carleton Distinguished Lecture, Carleton University, Canada
2019       Blumenthal Lecture in Geometry, Tel Aviv University, Israel

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