Deanna Csomo McCool | March 2, 2020
Mei-Chi Shaw, professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the Bergman Prize from the American Mathematical Society for her lifelong contribution to several complex variables, partial differential equations, and Cauchy-Riemann geometry.
“I am deeply honored to be awarded the Bergman Prize. Growing up in a large military family that fled Mainland China to Taiwan in 1949, becoming a mathematician was almost an impossible dream,” Shaw said in her response to the Bergman Prize announcement. “Yet with the support of my family, teachers, and collaborators, I have had the privilege of doing what I like for a living: solving mathematical puzzles in several complex variables.”
The Bergman Prize honors the memory of Stefan Bergman, best known for his research in several complex variables. Awards are made every year or two in either the theory of the kernel function and its applications in real and complex analysis, or for function-theoretic methods in the theory of partial differential equations of elliptical type, with attention to Bergman’s operator method.
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