IU's newest mathematician receives Vietnam's highest honor in field for young academics
Indiana University’s newest Department of Mathematics faculty member has yet to arrive on campus, but when Nam Q. Le does begin his first semester this fall, his reputation will have preceded him. Le, a former Ritt Assistant Professor at Columbia University now at the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, has been recognized as that country’s top young mathematician.
Le has been awarded the academy's 2013 Scientific Prize of the Institute of Mathematics, an honor given every two years to someone who has made outstanding achievements in mathematical research and who is not over 40 years old.
In 2012, Le was named a Visiting Fellow at the Mathematical Sciences Institute at Australian National University and visited the IU Bloomington campus to present an invited talk at the Department of Mathematics colloquium on “The linearized Monge-Ampère equation and its geometric applications.”
Born in 1980, Le has 17 published or accepted research papers and has given 34 invited talks.