Professor Ngo Bao Chau
FIELDS MEDAL, 2010
Prof. Chau is Vietnamese-French mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal in 2010 for his work in algebraic geometry, specifically “his proof of the Fundamental Lemma in the theory of automorphic forms.” Prof. Chau received a scholarship from the French government in 1990 to study mathematics in France and spent two years at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris. He then studied at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, and he received a doctorate from the University of Paris-South in 1997. In 2010 he became a professor at the University of Chicago. Chau was awarded the Fields Medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Hyderabad, India, in 2010 for his proof in 2008 of the Fundamental Lemma of the Langlands program.