01 Jul 2019
UM graduate wins New World Mathematical Award
澳大畢業生獲全球華人學子最高數學獎
Lin Xuelei and his former supervisor Prof Sun Haiwei (left)
孫海衛(左)和林學磊

The award certificate
獲獎證書

Lin Xuelei, a graduate of a master's programme of the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau (UM), recently won a Master Thesis Awards-Silver Prize at the 2019 New World Mathematical Awards (NWMA) held at Tsinghua University in Beijing. This is the first time a scholar from Macao has won this award.

Jointly founded by the New World Development Company Limited and the world-renowned mathematician Prof Shing-Tung Yau in 2007, the NWMA is the highest mathematical award for Chinese maths students. Members of the selection committee are all leading mathematicians. The selection of awardees is conducted every year, but the award presentation ceremony is held every three years. At this year’s ceremony, only four Chinese students received the Master Thesis Awards-Silver Prize, with no awardees for the Gold Prize.

Lin also received a second prize in the outstanding student paper category at the 14th annual conference of the East Asia Section of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

澳門大學科技學院數學系碩士畢業生林學磊於北京清華大學召開的“第八屆世界華人數學家大會"上,獲2019年“新世界數學獎”的優秀碩士論文銀獎,是澳門首次獲得該獎項。新世界數學獎是全球華人學子的最高數學獎項,今屆(2017至2019年)全球只有4名華裔學生獲得碩士論文銀獎,而碩士論文金獎從缺。

新世界數學獎設立至今,有80%的獲獎者分別進入清華、北大、史丹福、柏克萊等國際著名高校進一步深造或任教,部分獲獎者如今已經成為當前數學界的青年領軍人物。因此,新世界數學獎含金量非常高,已成為高水平的研究機構和高校錄取人才的重要參考依據。

林學磊的獲獎畢業論文為“時空分數階擴散方程的可分離預處理子",在澳大科技學院數學系教授孫海衛的指導下攻讀碩士學位。在三年的學習時間,林學磊主要研究分數階偏微分方程數值解的快速算法,一共發表學術論文6篇,其中有3篇論文發表在SIAM和JCP等高水平的數學雜誌;並曾於“第十四屆東亞工業與應用數學學會年會”以論文“帶不可分係數的空間分數階擴散方程的CN交替方向法”獲得“優秀學生論文獎”二等獎。林學磊在2017年碩士畢業後,獲得香港政府博士獎學金,在香港浸會大學數學系師從著名數學家吳國寶教授攻讀博士學位。

新世界數學獎由新世界發展有限公司和國際數學大師丘成桐教授在2007年共同創立,在全球範圍內遴選傑出的華人數學學子,激勵他們追求數學真理,為中國和世界數學發展做出貢獻。該獎項評選委員會成員由國際上最頂尖的數學家所組成,每年評選一次,每三年為一屆,同時在世界華人數學家大會上頒獎。