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Wu Wenjun
in 2000s
Born12 May 1919(1919-05-12)
Shanghai, China
Died7 May 2017(2017-05-07) (aged 97)
Beijing, China
Alma materJiao Tong University
University of Strasbourg
Doctoral advisorCharles Ehresmann
Notable awardsShaw Prize in Mathematics (2006)
State Preeminent Science and Technology Award (2000)

Wu Wenjun (simplified Chinese: 吴文俊; traditional Chinese: 吳文俊; pinyin: Wú Wénjùn; Wade–Giles: Wu Wen-Tsün) (12 May 1919 – 7 May 2017) was a Chinese mathematician and academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Wu was awarded the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award by President Jiang Zemin in 2000, when this highest scientific and technological prize in China began to be awarded. He also received the TWAS Prize in 1990[1] and the Shaw Prize in 2006. He was the President of the Chinese society of mathematics.

Wu died on May 7, 2017, 5 days before his 98th birthday in Beijing.[2]


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