Professor Jiaping Wang named a 2024 AMS Fellow

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/13/2023) – The American Mathematical Society (AMS) has named School of Mathematics Professor Jiaping Wang a 2024 Fellow. The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes AMS members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.

Professor Wang joined the University of Minnesota faculty in 1999, following his PhD at University of California, Irvine. Wang is a differential geometer; his research mostly concerns the interaction of topological, geometric and analytical structures of smooth manifolds. He says, “the most rewarding part of research is the occasional moments when a new idea is perceived and applied successfully.” 

Wang typically teaches graduate-level coursework on topics including Fourier Analysis, Riemannian Geometry, and Functional Analysis. “One of my favorite parts of teaching at UMN is the students. Many of them work hard and think deeply. It is not uncommon for me to feel enlightened from their questions and comments,” he says when reflecting on his nearly 25 years of teaching and mentorship at UMN.

Head of the School of Mathematics Benjamin Brubaker writes: “This is a well-deserved honor for Jiaping, who is a terrific colleague who excels at all aspects of the profession. Jiaping has a particularly tremendous record of scholarship at the highest levels. If you're waiting on the next great paper from Jiaping, you won't ever have to wait very long."

The AMS Fellows program aims to create an enlarged class of mathematicians recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the profession. With the 2024 class of fellows marking the 11th year of the program, AMS continues to work to make mathematicians more competitive for awards, promotion, and honors when they are being compared with colleagues from other disciplines.