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**Shiing-Shen Chern**( / tʃɜːrn /; Chinese: 陳省身; pinyin: Chén Xǐngshēn, Mandarin: [tʂʰən.ɕiŋ.ʂən]; October 28, 1911 – December 3, 2004) was a Chinese-American mathematician and poet. He made fundamental contributions to differential geometry and topology.Shiing-shen Chern, original name in Chinese (Pinyin) Chen Xingshen or (Wade-Giles) Ch’en Hsing-shen, (born October 26, 1911, Jiaxing, China—died December 3, 2004, Tianjin), Chinese American mathematician and educator whose researches in differential geometry developed ideas that now play a major role in mathematics and in mathematical physics.

Shiing-Shen Chern (1911–2004) was a Chinese mathematician internationally recognized as the foremost differential geometer of his time. Chern was a Member in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study on numerous occasions beginning in 1943 through 1964.

**Shiing-shen Chern**was a Chinese mathematician who made important contributions to geometry and algebraic topology. View eleven larger pictures Biography**Shiing-shen Chern**'s father, Baozhen**Chern**, was a classically trained Confucian scholar who later became a lawyer working for the government.S. S. Chern. Wei-Liang Chow, 1911-1995 [see 1410978]. In Contemporary trends in algebraic geometry and algebraic topology (Tianjin, 2000), volume 5 of Nankai Tracts Math., pages 239-241. World Sci. Publishing, River Edge, NJ, 2002. Reprinted from Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 43 (1996), no. 10, 1117-1124.

The Life and Mathematics of

**Shiing-Shen Chern**. Dedicated to S. S.**Chern**for the celebration of his 79th Birthday Richard S. Palais and Chuu-Lian Terng Introduction. Many mathematicians consider**Shiing-Shen Chern**to be the outstanding contributor to research in diﬀerential geometry in the second half of the twentieth century.Professor Shiing-Shen Chern, one of the outstanding mathematicians of the twentieth century, died at age 93 in Tianjin, China, on December 3, 2004 at the Nankai Institute that he helped to found on the campus of Tianjin University where he received his undergraduate degree in 1930.

**Shiing Shen Chern**is one of the greatest living geometers. He was born on October 28, 1911, in Jia Xin, China. His father had a degree in law and worked for the government. When**Chern**was a youngster, China was just starting to establish West- ern-style colleges and universities.The

**Shiing-Shen Chern**Chair in Mathematics was established by a generous donation by Dr. Robert G. Uomini, a 1976 graduate from UC Berkeley, and Ms. Louise B. Bidwell in honor of one of the 20th century's greatest geometers,**Shiing-Shen Chern**, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley.Shiing-Shen Chern. Biography MathSciNet. Dr. rer. nat. Universität Hamburg 1936. Dissertation: Eine Invariantentheorie der Dreigewebe aus r-dimensionalen Mannigfaltigkeiten im R 2 r. Mathematics Subject Classification: 53—Differential geometry.