Top mathematicians elected Fellows of European Academy of Sciences

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Two world-class scientists at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have been elected Fellows of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc) in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the field of mathematics. The newly elected academicians are Professor Felipe Cucker and Professor Yang Tong, both from CityU’s Department of Mathematics.

“It is an honour to be elected. I was surprised because I was not expecting it at all,” said Professor Cucker, whose main research focus is the foundational aspects of numerical algorithms. “I feel privileged to be part of the Academy. It is great recognition for my work,” Professor Yang said, noting that he was grateful for CityU’s support. “CityU emphasises research and recognises efforts made, which creates a positive environment.”

Period1 Apr 2019

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TitleTop mathematicians elected Fellows of European Academy of Sciences
DescriptionTwo world-class scientists at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have been elected Fellows of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc) in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the field of mathematics.

The newly elected academicians are Professor Felipe Cucker and Professor Yang Tong, both from CityU’s Department of Mathematics. They both have a long relationship with CityU, having joined the Department of Mathematics in the 1990s.

Professor Cucker joined CityU 22 years ago and is Chair Professor and Head of Department. One of his most influential works is the Cucker-Smale flocking model, a pioneering mathematical model on how birds adopt a common velocity when flying. It shows that under some conditions that can be expressed in terms of initial velocities and positions this common velocity is eventually reached. The model has received widespread attention from applied mathematics and control engineering communities around the world.

The other new Fellow is Professor Yang Tong, Chair Professor in the Department. Professor Yang works in partial differential equations and kinetic theories. One of his significant contributions lies in the area of hyperbolic conservation laws. In 1999, Professor Yang together with Stanford University’s Professor Liu Taiping constructed the “Liu-Yang functional”, which established the theory and stability of hyperbolic conservation laws in one-dimension.
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PlaceHong Kong
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Date1/04/19
Linkhttps://newscentre.cityu.edu.hk/media/news/2019/04/01/top-mathematicians-elected-fellows-european-academy-sciences