Famous Mathematicians from China

List of notable or famous mathematicians from China, with bios and photos, including the top mathematicians born in China and even some popular mathematicians who immigrated to China. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Chinese mathematicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These mathematicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known mathematician from China is included when available.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Chia-Chiao Lin to Shen Kuo.

This historic mathematicians from China list can help answer the questions "Who are some Chinese mathematicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous mathematicians from China?" These prominent mathematicians of China may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Chinese mathematicians.

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  • Chia-Chiao Lin
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    Chia-Chiao Lin (Chinese: 林家翹; 7 July 1916 – 13 January 2013) was a Chinese-born American applied mathematician and Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Lin made major contributions to the theory of hydrodynamic stability, turbulent flow, mathematics, and astrophysics.
    • Age: Dec. at 96 (1916-2013)
    • Birthplace: Beijing, China
  • Chia-Tung Lee
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    Chia-Tung Lee is a researcher, writer, and university professor.
    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Shanghai, China
  • Hua Luogeng
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    Hua Luogeng

    Hua Luogeng or Hua Loo-Keng (Chinese: 华罗庚; Wade–Giles: Hua Lo-keng; 12 November 1910 – 12 June 1985) was a Chinese mathematician and politician famous for his important contributions to number theory and for his role as the leader of mathematics research and education in the People's Republic of China. He was largely responsible for identifying and nurturing the renowned mathematician Chen Jingrun who proved Chen's theorem, the best known result on the Goldbach conjecture. In addition, Hua's later work on mathematical optimization and operations research made an enormous impact on China's economy. He was elected a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences in 1982. He was ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 74 (1910-1985)
    • Birthplace: Jintan, China
  • Jing Fang
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    Jing Fang (Chinese: 京房; pinyin: Jīng Fáng; Wade–Giles: Ching Fang, 78–37 BC), born Li Fang (李房), courtesy name Junming (君明), was born in present-day 東郡頓丘 (Puyang, Henan) during the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD). He was a Chinese music theorist, mathematician and astrologer. Although better known for his work in musical measurements, he also accurately described the basic mechanics of lunar and solar eclipses.
    • Age: Dec. at 41 (77 BC-36 BC)
    • Birthplace: China
  • March Tian Boedihardjo
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    March Tian Boedihardjo (Chinese: 沈詩鈞, born March 1998) is a Hong Kong national of ethnic Hokkien descent with ancestry from Anxi, Quanzhou, China.
    • Age: 25
    • Birthplace: Hong Kong, China
  • Shen Kuo (Chinese: 沈括; 1031–1095) or Shen Gua, courtesy name Cunzhong (存中) and pseudonym Mengqi (now usually given as Mengxi) Weng (夢溪翁), was a Chinese polymathic scientist and statesman of the Song dynasty (960–1279). Excelling in many fields of study and statecraft, he was a mathematician, astronomer, meteorologist, geologist, entomologist, zoologist, botanist, pharmacologist, medical scientist, agronomist, archaeologist, ethnographer, cartographer, geographer, geophysicist, mineralogist, encyclopedist, military general, diplomat, hydraulic engineer, inventor, economist, academy chancellor, finance minister, governmental state inspector, philosopher, art crtic, poet, and musician. He was ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 64 (1031-1095)
    • Birthplace: Hangzhou, China