Sponsored by: Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation

Story of a Theorem in Euclidean Geometry

Professor Gang Tian

Higgins Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University
Director, Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research
19th Alan Waterman Award, 1994, NSF, USA
Oswald Veblen Prize, 1996
Elected to Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2001
Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2004
Special National Expert of Chinese 1000 Program


Date: 18 December 2012 (Tuesday)

4:30pm - 5:30pm (Preceded by Reception at 4:00pm)


RRS905, Sir Run Run Shaw Building,
Ho Sin Hang Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University



Mathematics is full of mystery and beauty. In this talk, I will illustrate it through a very old theorem in Euclidean geometry. This theorem can be proved in a simple way by using facts in Euclid's "Element". I will show you how it is related to modern geometry and algebra, particularly, the group theory. I will also show our recent researches which have common features based on the same principle and how they interact with the string theory.




All are welcome