Winner of 2020 Chevalley Prize in Lie Theory

Assistant Professor Bao Huanchen from the Department of Mathematics at NUS Faculty of Science, has been jointly accorded the 2020 Chevalley Prize in Lie Theory of the American Mathematical Society with Professor Wang Weiqiang from the University of Virginia, US, for their fundamental contributions to the theory of quantum symmetric pairs.

Asst Prof Bao and Prof Wang were recognised for extending completely the known theory of canonical bases from the case of quantized enveloping algebras to the case of quantum symmetric pairs.

The Chevalley Prize is awarded in even-numbered years for notable work in Lie Theory published during the preceding six years. It was established in 2014 by George Lusztig to honor Claude Chevalley (1909-1984), a founding member of the Bourbaki group.

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