Prof Chau honoured outstanding capital citizen

Prof Ngo Bao Chau was presented with the title of outstanding citizen of Hanoi 2010 on September 4 by Chairman of the Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen The Thao.

Professor Ngo Bao Chau

Prof Chau thanked the Party, authorities and people of the Hanoi capital city for their due attention, expressing his honour to receive the award.

As a Hanoian, he said he always looks toward to capital city, wishing for it to be more beautiful, greener and richer.

Prof. Ngo Bao Chau, born in 1972 in Hanoi, used to be a pupil at Giang Vo experimental primary school, Trung Vuong secondary school and the Hanoi National University ’s talented school.

He was awarded the 2010 Fields Medal for his proof of the Fundamental Lemma in the theory of automorphic forms, by introducing new algebro-geometric methods at International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in India on August 19.

Prof. Chau was among 11 outstanding capital citizens honoured for the first time in 2010 by Hanoi.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

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