Horng-Tzer Yau (Chinese: 姚鴻澤; pinyin: Yáo Hóngzé; born 1959 in Taiwan) is a Taiwanese-American mathematician. He received his B.Sc. in 1981 from National Taiwan University and his Ph.D. in 1987 from Princeton University. Yau joined the faculty of NYU in 1988, and became a full professor at its Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in 1994. He moved to Stanford in 2003, and then to Harvard University in 2005. He was also a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1987–88, 1991–92, and 2003, and was a distinguished visiting professor in 2013–14.

According to William C. Kirby, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard, "Professor Yau is a leader in the fields of mathematical physics, ... who has introduced important tools and concepts to study probability, stochastic processes, nonequilibrium statistical physics, and quantum dynamics."[1]

Yau is a 2000 MacArthur Fellow.

Simons Investigator Award[2]
Sloan Foundation Fellowship
Packard Foundation Fellowship, 1991
International Congress of Mathematicians, 1998[3]
Henri Poincaré Prize, 2000
MacArthur Fellowship, 2000[4]
Morningside Gold Medal of Mathematics, 2001[5]
Academician of the Academia Sinica, 2002[6]
Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Member of the National Academy of Sciences[7]
Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, 2012[8]
Simons Investigator, 2012[9]
Editor-in-Chief of Communications in Mathematical Physics
the 2017 Eisenbud Prize for Mathematics & Physics[10]


Harvard University Gazette April 14, 2005
2012 Simons Investigators September, 2012
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H.-T. Yau Receives MacArthur Fellowship October, 2000
Notices of the AMS May, 2002
"Horng-Tzer Yau". Academia Sinica. Retrieved 13 February 2023.
News from the National Academy of Sciences Archived 2016-04-04 at the Wayback Machine April, 2013
List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-09-01.
Simons Investigators Awardees, The Simons Foundation
"Leonard Eisenbud Prize for Mathematics and Physics".

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