Ben Kane (Ph.D., 2007, Advisor: Tonghai Yang) has won the prestigious Hong Kong Mathematic Society Young Scholar Award. He is cited for his fundamental contributions to number theory, especially on the theory of meromorphic modular forms and polar harmonic modular forms. As two of many beautiful applications of his joint work with Kathrin Bringmann, the authors proved a Ramanujan type formula for the Fourier coefficients of any meromorphic modular form of negative weight, and gave an explicit construction of meromorphic modular forms of weight 0 as sums of polar harmonic forms. Ben is at Hong Kong University. Ben was one of three young mathematicians cited, along with Eric Chung of Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Xianpeng Hu of City University of Hong Kong.
Shi Jin has been chosen as an Invited Speaker at the next International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), in August 2018, in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.
Being an ICM Invited Speaker is a great honor, congratulations Shi! so very well deserved!
Two of our talented Teaching Assistants, Alisha Zachariah and Di Fang, have been honored as L&S Teaching Fellows. This award is granted to TAs from the College of Letters and Science who have achieved outstanding success as students and teachers. This is the second year in a row that Di Fang has been awarded this honor, and the first year for Alisha Zachariah.