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Hua Loo-Keng and Mathmatical Popularization

화뤄겅과 수학 대중화

  • Received : 2019.02.22
  • Accepted : 2019.04.25
  • Published : 2019.04.30

Abstract

Hua Loo-Keng(华罗庚, 1910-1985) is one of well-known prominent Chinese mathematicians. While Waring problem is one of his research interests, he made lots of contributions on various mathematical fields including skew fields, geometry of matrices, harmonic analysis, partial differential equations and even numerical analysis and applied mathematics, as well as number theory. He also had devoted his last 20 years to the popularization of mathematics in China. We look at his personal and mathematical life, and consider the meaning of his activity of popularizing mathematics from the cultural perspective to understand the recent rapid developments of China in sciences including mathematics and artificial intelligence.

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