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Renowned Chinese mathematician dies at 98

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-05-07 20:28

Wu Wenjun reads books on August 16, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING -- Renowned Chinese mathematician Wu Wenjun, died on Sunday at the age of 98 in Beijing.

Wu became well known in the field of mathematics in the late 1940s for his contribution to research on topology, one of the major areas of mathematics.

Later, Wu devoted his attention to research on mechanical geometry theorem proof, using computers to prove complicated and time-consuming geometrical theorems.

His work has been described by mathematicians as pioneering, and some of his theories have been included in textbooks. The Wu formula and Minor Planet No.7683 were named after him.

He was the winner of China's top science and technology award in 2000.

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