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Modest maths whizz keeps young mind at 92

08-18-2011 14:14 BJT

Wu Wenjun, a 92-year-old mathematician and academician of the Chinese Academy of Social
Science, ponders on August 16, 2011. Along with famous scientists Hua Luogeng and Qian
Xuesen, he won the first National Natural Science Award in 1956. He was also the winner of
the first State Supreme Science and Technology Award in 2001. With almost an entire
lifetime devoted to maths, the senior academician remarks with modesty, “A lot of issues
still remain unclear to me, and I will have to continue to pursue my career.”

Prestigious mathematician Wu Wenjun, 92, poses for a photo with his wife when traveling on
August 16, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Wu Wenjun, a 92-year-old mathematician and academician of the Chinese Academy of Social
Science, reads books on August 16, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

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