Ngo Bao Chau

Ngo Bao Chau is a mathematician who is best known for his proof of the Fundamental Lemma, an intricate problem in number theory. He has been awarded with the Fields Medal in 2010, which is generally regarded as the highest distinction in mathematics. He teaches in the University of Chicago and also serves as the scientific director of the Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics. He is an editor of Inventiones Mathematicae, one of the best mathematical journal. In his spare time, Châu is a blogger. In his blog...

The inaugural ‘Encounter’

‘Encounter’ is a 3-year cultural lecture series initiated by San Art and presented in partnership with the Tri Viet Centre for Social and Educational Research in Ho Chi Minh City. ‘Encounter’ forms part of a larger artistic program called ‘Conscious Realities’ that is sponsored by a Network Partnership between the Prince Claus Fund and Sàn Art. ‘Encounter’ will showcase 8 internationally renowned creative thinkers, from interdisciplinary backgrounds, to speak on contemporary developments in art, cultural theory, social science, history, architecture, literature, music, film, or new media. Professor Ngo Bao Chau’s...