So far, ICCM Best Thesis Award (formerly known as New World Mathematics Awards) has been held successfully for five times, and discovered a group of outstanding young talents in Fundamental Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Computational Mathematics, Operational Research and Control, etc. Some winners have now become young leaders in mathematics.
Since the Award has been established, 1057 students from more than 200 colleges and universities in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as well as the rest of the world have participated in the NWMA, and 193 students have won awards. 80% of the winners are pursuing advanced studies or teaching at prestigious universities such as Tsinghua University, Peking University, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley; some of them have now become the leaders in mathematics. NWMA has become an important reference for admission of talents by prestigious research institutes and universities.
Li Si ( Gold Prize winners of Doctor Thesis Awards, the 3th NWMA. The Professor of Tsinghua University)
Being curious for string theory, I have been fortunate to pursue research in the interaction of geometry and string theory. Under the supervision of Professor Shing-Tung Yau, I completed my doctoral thesis “Calabi-Yau geometry and higher genus mirror symmetry”, which was the first time I experienced the arduous but exciting journey of doing mathematics. It is my great honor to receive the 2011 New World Mathematics Doctoral Thesis Award, and I would like to thank Professor Shing-Tung Yau and the New World Development Company Limited for their great efforts to support young mathematical researchers. This award makes all my explorations and struggles during my PhD study worthwhile, and is a great encouragement for my future research in mathematics and physics. I am deeply grateful to my thesis advisor Professor Shing-Tung Yau for his invaluable support on my research projects, and all those people who helped me during the hard time. The beauty of mathematics lies in its charm as well as its challenge. I believe that the establishment of the New World Mathematics Awards will benefit a lot more young people who like mathematics.
Wu Hao (Gold Prize winners of Doctor Thesis Awards, the 4th NWMA. The Professor of Tsinghua University)
Since the foundation of New World Mathematics Awards, more and more scientific researches by Chinese youth are known. Mathematics research is hard, so we need to resist the temptations around. Apart from making efforts, we seek firm faith to step forward in the scientific road. New World Mathematics Awards gives recognition and encouragement to young researchers. Thank Prof. ShingTung Yau and New World Development Company Limited for the contributions to this award. I hope the New World Mathematics Awards becomes better and better. And I hope Chinese researchers can make greater success.
Yu Chenglong (Gold Prize winners of Doctor Thesis Awards, the 4th NWMA. The Assistant Professor of Tsinghua University)
It is a great honor to receive the New World Mathematics Award. This award provides a good communication platform for young mathematicians and greatly stimulates our research enthusiasm. The influence of the New World Mathematics Awards is also increasing rapidly. Thanks to the awards committees, New World Development Company Limited, Professor Yau and Dr. Zheng for their support. I will continue pursuing mathematical truth. I also hope that the New World Mathematics Awards will get better and better.