Jing Yu  


        Jing Yu received a B.S. in Mathematics from National Taiwan Normal University. Afterwards he went to the United States and studied Mathematics at Yale University with Serge Lang. He went back to Taiwan immediately after receiving his Ph.D in 1980 and joined the Academia Sinica as an associated research fellow. In the year 1982/84 he traveled to France, as Boursier du gouvernement francais at Orsay (Universite de Paris-Sud). He was promoted to research fellow by the Academia Sinica in 1985. In the year 1987/88, he was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. He has also been a short period visiting member at the Max Planck Institut fur Mathematik in Germany, IHES in France, MSRI at Berkeley, Morningside Center at Beijing, and Université de Paris 7. From 1997 to 1999, he came to NTHU to serve as head of the mathematics division for the newly established NSC Center for Theoretical Sciences. Since August 2002, he moved permanently to NTHU as professor of mathematics department, and reassumed the position of head of mathematics division at NTCS for 2002/2003. He is also research fellow of the Academia Sinica since August 2002.

@@As a descendent of the Artin school, Jing Yu is interested in all phases of Number Theory and Arithmetical Algebraic Geometry. In recent years he has done major works in the arithmetic of function fields, especially transcendence theory. He is also interested in doing symbolic computations with computer.



Date of birth: July 6, 1949
Sex: Male  

Marital status: Married with one child


B.A. National Taiwan Normal University, 1972
M.A. Yale University, 1977
M.Ph. Yale University, 1978
Ph.D. Yale University, 1980


National Center for Theoretical Sciences,

    Head of the Mathematics Division, 1997-1999, 2002-

    Director, 2006

Academia Sinica,

    Associate Research Fellow, 1980-1985

    Research Fellow, 1985-2002

    Deputy Director of the Institute of Mathematics, 1993-1996

    Adjunct Research Fellow 2002-2006


National Tsing-Hua University,

    Professor of Mathematics, 2002-

    Tsing Hua Professor of Natural Sciences, 2003-

National Central University,

    Coappoint Professor of Mathematics, 2003-



Université de Paris-Sud, France,
    Bousier du gouvernement francias, 1982-1984
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton U.S.A.
    Visiting Member, 1987-1988
Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, France,
    Visiting Member, April 1988
Max Planck Institut für Mathematik, Bonn, Germany
    Visiting Professor, Summer 1988
Mathematical Science Research Institute (MSRI), Berkeley, USA
    Visiting Member, April 1995
Morningside Center of Mathematics, Beijing, China
    Visiting Professor, May 1997
Université de Paris 7/Denis Diderot, Paris, France,  
    Visiting Professor, April 2002


Academic Award in Natural Science of the Minister of Education, 1994
NSC Distinguished Research Awards: 1985, 1988, 1990
NSC Special Research Grant 1995-2001
Academia Sinica National Outstanding Research Lectureship, 1999 
Plenary Speaker at the Asian Mathematical Congress 1995 
Plenary Speaker at the International Conference in honor of L.K. Hua, 2000 
Plenary Speaker at the International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians, 2001 

Plenary Speaker at the Joint International Conference of AMS-TMS, 2005
National Chair in Natural Science of the Minister of Education, 2003-


[1] A Cuspidal  class number formula for the modular curves X(N),  Mathematische  Annalen 252 (1980), 197-216.
[2]  Irrationality of lattices in finite characteristic, Mathematika 29 (1982), 227-230.
[3] Transcendental numbers arising from Drinfeld modules, Mathematika 30(1983), 61-66.
[4] Transcendence theory over function fields, Duke Mathematical Journal 52 (1985), 517-527.
[5] A six exponentials theorem in finite characteristic, Mathematische Annalen 272 (1985),  91-98.
[6] Transcendence and Drinfeld modules, Inventiones mathematicae 83 (1986),  507-517.
[7] Transcendence and Drinfeld modules : several variables, Duke Mathematical  Journal  58 (1989), 559-575.
[8] On Periods and quasi-periods of Drinfeld modules, Compositio Mathematica 74 (1990), 235--245.
[9] Transcendence and special zeta values in characteristic p, Annals of Mathematics 134 (1991), 1--23.
[10] Transcendence in finite characteristic, The Arithmetic of Function Fields, ed. by D. Goss, D.R.Hayes & M.I.Rosen, de Gruyter 1992, 253--264.
[11] Analytic homomorphisms into  Drinfeld modules, Annals of Mathematics 145 (1997), 215--233.
[12] A note on a geometri analogue of Ankeny-Artin-Chowla's conjecture, (with Jiu-Kang Yu), Contemporary Math. A.M.S. 210 (1998), 100 -105. 

On class number relations over function fields, (with Julie T.-Y. Wang), Journal of Number Theory 69 (1998), 181--196.

[14] On Singular Moduli of Drinfeld Modules in Characteristic Two, (with L.-C. Hsia), Journal of Number Theory 69 (1998), 80--97.   
[15] On characteristic polynomials of geometric Frobenius associated to Drinfeld modules, (with L.-C. Hsia), Compositio Mathematica 122 (2000), 261--280.
[16] Distribution of units of real quadratic number fields, (with Y.-M. J. Chen and Y. Kitaoka), Nagoya J. of Mathematics 158 (2000), 167--184.
[17] On a density problem for elliptic curves over finite fields, (with Y.-M. J. Chen), Asian J. of Mathematics 4 (2000), 737--756. 
[18] On arithmetic of hyperelliptic curves, Aspects of Mathematics, HKU 2001, 395X415.
[19] On Artin's conjecture for rank one Drinfeld modules, (with C.-N. Hsu), Journal of Number Theory, 88 (2001), 157--174.
[20]  On a theorem of Bilharz, preprint 2001.

On primitive roots of one dimensional tori: the function field case, (with Y.-M. J. Chen and Y. Kitaoka), to appear in Mathematishe Zeitschrift 243(2003), 201-215.

[22] On primitive roots for Carlitz module, (with W.-C. Yao),  Journal of Number Theory 100 (2003), 88--103. 
[23] On the density of 4-ranks of tame kernels for quadratic fields, (with Q Yue), J. reine angew. Math. 567 (2004), 151X173.
[24] Mass formula of supersingular Drinfeld modules, (with C.-F. Yu), C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Ser. I 338 (2004), 905X908.
[25] On primitive roots of elliptic curves with complex multiplications, (with Y.-M. J. Chen ), Journal of Number Theory  114 (2005), 66--87.
[26] On class number relations in characteristic two, (with Y. M. J. Chen), preprint 2005.
[27] Special zeta values in positive characteristic, Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory, Weng & Nakamura ed., p-103-122,  2006, World Scientific Press
[28] Determination of algebraic relations among special zeta values in positive characteristic, (with Chieh-Yu Chang), preprint 2006.


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