MAA Writing Awards
Curves and Surfaces in Euclidean Space
Year of Award: 1970
Award: Chauvenet Prize
Publication Information: Studies in Global Geometry and Analysis, pp. 16-56, MAA Stud. Math., vol. 4, Math. Assoc. America, Washington, DC, 1967.
Summary: This paper is concerned with some examples of global differential geometry in euclidean space.
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About the Author: Shiing Shen Chern received his Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg in 1936. He was at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at Princeton in 1943 and was an editor of Annals of Mathematics. He was a professor at the University of Chicago in 1949, and moved to the University of California, Berkeley in 1960. At Berkeley, he founded the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in 1981 and acted as the director until 1984. In 1985 he founded the Nankai Insititute of Mathematics in Tianjin, where he died in 2004 at the age of 93.