140,000 people access Prof. Ngo Bao Chau’s blog

About 140,000 people have accessed the blog of the Vietnamese winner of Fields Medal Professor Ngo Bao Chau over the past two days, according to Sai Gon Giai Phong’s record. The blog visitors have left 400 messages and congratulations written with many languages including English, Japan, and China.

Professor Ngo Bao Chau on Sunday early morning wrote the first article on his blog http://thichhoctoan.worldpress.com since he won the 2010 Fields Medal on Friday, August 19.

In the article titled “Confiding and answering questions”, Professor Chau expressed belief that his Fields Medal will mark a turning-point and bring a fresh wind to Vietnam's science and high education.

He wrote that he saw a host of young Vietnamese who have a passion for science study and hoped that they would step on the same path with him".

Profession Chau also answered questions from his fans as well as from mathematic lovers in the article, which received 135 replies as of 6 am yesterday.

Prof. Chau will arrive at Hanoi Airport on August 28. It is expected that Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will lead a delegation to welcome Chau at the airport.

A ceremony will be hosted to celebrate the Fields Medal of Professor Chau on the following day’s evening.

By Tran Luu – Translated by Ngoc Thanh

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