Person: Chang, Sun-Yung Alice
Sun-Yung Alice Chang is a Chinese born American mathematician whose research interests include the study of certain geometric types of nonlinear partial differential equations and the related extremal inequalities and problems in isospectral geometry.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- In her thesis, Chang worked on problems in classical analysis, in particular the study of boundary behaviour of bounded analytic functions on the unit disc.
- After receiving her doctorate, Chang was appointed as an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo for the academic year 1974-1975.
- In 1980 Chang returned to the University of California at Los Angeles as an associate professor, being later promoted to full professor.
- Chang's research interests include the study of certain geometric types of nonlinear partial differential equations.
- Perhaps Chang's greatest honour was the award of the 1995 Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics.
- Chang received the prize at the American Mathematical Society meeting in San Francisco in January 1995.
- In 1998, in addition to her Professorship at the University of California, Los Angeles, Chang was appointed Professor at Princeton University.
- Chang has received many honours in addition to the Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics which we described above.
- On 28 April 2009 the National Academy of Sciences announced that Chang had been elected a member.
- In June 2009 Chang was one of the organisers of '2009 the Program for Women and Mathematics' held at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.
- As to her hobbies, Chang lists reading novels, taking walks and listening to music.
Born 24 March 1948, Xi-an, China.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive