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Professor Yau is Distinguished Professor-at-Large and Director of the Institute of Mathematical Science (IMS) at CUHK, as well as William Casper Graustein Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University. He initiated the establishment of IMS at CUHK, where he served as Director to lead researches, while at the same time contribute to teaching and coaching postgraduates. He is the first Chinese scholar to have attained two highest honours in the mathematics arena – the Fields Medal and the Wolf Prize in Mathematics. While the Fields Medal, the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for mathematics, is presented to young scholars aged below 40, the Wolf Prize recognizes lifelong contributions in a discipline.

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