The agenda of 2021 NWMA
The application for the 2021 New World Mathematics Awards (NWMA) had been fully launched on July 1. In 2007, Professor Yau Shing-Tung, an outstanding mathematician and Dr. Henry Cheng, Chairman and Executive Director of the New World Development Company Limited co-initiated this award. The goal of this program is to encourage outstanding Chinese mathematics students worldwide in their pursuit of mathematical research.
This program is open to all undergraduate, master and PhD mathematics students of Chinese descendants, anywhere in the world.
The submitted thesis must be successfully defended and accepted by the students’ college/university between 2019, 2020 and 2021. Students have to prepare to provide proof of defense of thesis.
The topics of theses can be pure mathematics, applied mathematics, probability and statistics, biomathematics, etc.
Application (July 1- September 30)
Each candidate should fill in the application form online and upload the thesis on the webpage of NWMA (www.yau-bta.com). Everyone should ask a senior mathematician (e.g. thesis or post-doc advisor) to send a letter of recommendation on their behalves on the webpage of NWMA (www.yau-bta.com).
PS: If you have applied for a position to Tsinghua University through MathJobs, you do not need to provide a letter of recommendation for NWMA.
Nomination (July 1- September 30)
Senior mathematicians (e.g. professors and associate professors) may nominate recent degree candidates to this award program. To nominate, please online account nomination, and send the recommendation letter on the webpage of NWMA (www.yau-bta.com).
please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with
(a) the nominee's full name and current e-mail address
(b) a brief introduction about the nominee
(c) one recommendation letter
Selection (October 1- November 30)
All submissions are subjected to two rounds of review: A scientific committee, and then an international committee chaired by Professor Shing-Tung Yau. Members of these committees are all world-renowned mathematicians. The results will be announced around Mid-December, 2021.
The selection of NWMA is conducted once a year, but the Ceremony is held every three years. The Ceremony 2022 aims to award the winner of NWMA 2020, 2021 and 2022. The awardees have to be present at the NWMA award ceremony to claim the cash prize and to retain the title of an award. It will take place in Beijing in June, 2022.