Life of Geometry was performed and dedicated to Shiing-Shen Chern

Release:2021-09-22 Viewed:18

This year marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of mathematical master, Mr. Shiing-Shen Chern. As part of a series of commemorative activities, a play named Life of Geometry--Master Shiing-Shen Chern, written and rehearsed by East China Normal University , was performed in Nankai.

The play was performed in Nankai on September 19th. Yang Qingshan, the Party Committee secretary of Nankai University, Ge Molin, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences as well as the professor of the Chern Institute of Mathematics at Nankai University, Hou Zixin, the former president of Nankai University, attended and watched the play.


Shiing-Shen Chern is recognized as one of the greatest mathematicians in the twentieth century and is known as the father of global differential geometry . Shiing-Shen Chern graduated from Nankai University in 1930 and  then went to America.  After coming back to China, he was appointed the head of Institute of Mathematics, which was renamed  the Chern Institute of Mathematics. He once said thatMy best years were spent in Nankai.  


The play adviser Liu Pan said this play was dedicated to mathematical master, Mr. Shiing-Shen Chern. He hoped that Mr. Shiing-Shen Chern's dream would finally come true.


Premiered successfully in 2018, this play was performed in Beijing, Shanghai and Jiangsu. It will be performed in Nankai again on the evening of 20th.