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Ngo Bao Chau (ONLINE),
United States

Professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, US 

Scientific Director at the Institute for Advanced Research in Mathematics, Vietnam

The first Vietnamese national to have received the Fields Medal 

Ngo Bao Chau, a professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, is a renowned Vietnamese mathematician. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 2010 for his work on the fundamental lemma in the theory of automorphic forms. He is the first and only Vietnamese to achieve this honor to date. Ngo Bao Chau is also one of the few Vietnamese individuals to win two gold medals at the International Mathematical Olympiad (Australia in 1988 and the Federal Republic of Germany in 1989). At the same time, he is the Scientific Director at the Institute for Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics. 

Throughout his career, Ngo Bao Chau has received numerous prestigious scientific awards, including the Clay Millennium Prizes in 2004, the Sophie Germain Prize from the Paris Academy of Sciences in 2007, the Oberwolfach Prize in 2007, and the Maurice Audin Mathematics Prize at the Henri Poincaré Institute for Mathematical Research in Paris in 2018. 

In 2010, he became the youngest Vietnamese scientist to be awarded the title of Professor under the special designation by the State Council for Professor Titles in Vietnam. In 2012, he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. In 2021, he was elected an Honorary Member of the London Mathematical Society. Ngo Bao Chau has also been honored by the French government with the North Star Medal for his contributions to science. 

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