Xia Zhihong: The Limits of Cognition and the Impossible Challenge
Future Lecture Series     2016.05.17
Lecturer Profiles

Zhihong Jeff XIA

Arthur and Gladys Pancoe Chair in Mathematics, Northwestern

Educational Background:

B.S. Nanjing University, China Astronomy, 1982

Ph.D Northwestern University, Mathematics, 1988

Employment History:

Professor, Director,mathematics,South University of science and technology,2015

Distinguished professor,mathematics,Peking University,1999

2000-pres. Arthur & Gladys Pancoe Professor Northwestern University

Endowed Chair Professor

1994-pres. Professor Northwestern University

1990-1994 Associate Professor Georgia Tech

1988-1990 BP Lecturer & Asst. Professor Harvard University

Current Fields of Research Interest: 

Dynamical Systems, Hamiltonian Systems, Celestial Mechanics.

Honors, Awards:

Sloan Research Fellowship, Sloan Foundation, 1989

Best Paper Award, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, 1993

The First Blumenthal Award for Advancement of Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, 1993

National Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, 1993-1998

Institute Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994

The Fifth Monroe Martin Prize for Applied Mathematics, University of Maryland, 1996

Invited Speaker, International Congress of Mathematicians, Berlin, 1998

Arthur and Gladys Pancoe Chair in Mathematics, Northwestern, 2000

Yangtse River Scholar, Peking University, 1999

National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 1999

The Thousand Talents Plan, Peking University, 2011

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