Notices of the International Consortium of Chinese Mathematicians

Volume 4 (2016)

Number 1

A brief introduction to Theodore Yao-Tsu Wu

Pages: 55 – 61



Thomas Y. Hou (Applied and Comput. Math., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., U.S.A.)


Professor Theodore Yaotsu Wu has a very distinguished career and is a true gentleman. He has lived a wonderful and very colorful life. In this article, I will give a brief introduction of Professor Wu, describing his early life in China, his graduate study and his professional development at Caltech. Many of the stories that I have adopted in this article are based on the oral history that was documented during a series of interviews conducted at Caltech in 2002.

Published 1 August 2016