Mathematical Sciences play a prominent role in the development and discovery of science and technology. The demand and expectation on sciences, technology and mathematical sciences will only increase in future.

Founded in 2008 by the master mathematician Prof. Shing-Tung Yau, the S. -T. Yau High School Science Award inspires scientific innovations and is designed for Chinese high school students all over the world. Advocating innovative thinking and collaborative spirits, the Award dispenses with paper-delivered test format or standardized test answers and instead gives students the opportunity to participate by submitting academic papers. The Award aims at promoting the development of science education in high schools, stimulating students’ research interests and innovative capabilities, as well as discovering and cultivating young talents in scientific disciplines.

Purposes

- Stimulate students’ interest in mathematical research among high school students
- Encourage innovation in mathematical thinking among high school students
- Cultivate young mathematics talents
- Encourage articulation between high school teachers and university professors

S. -T. Yau High School Science Award (Mathematics) Winner, 2016

**Gold Award**

1. Guangdong Experimental High School

*A Class of Convex Curves Arising in Capillary Floating Problem*

Members: Shilun Li

Tutor: Yidong Wu

**Silver Award**

2. Tsinghua University High School

*Voronoi Diagrams on Line Networks and Their Applications*Member: Zehan Hu, Zeyu Wang

Teacher: Qingming Yang

**Bronze Award**

1. Shanghai High School

*On the decomposition of sets of consecutive integers*Member: Junhao Fan

Teacher: Bin Gu2. Affiliated Middle School of South China Normal University

*Brocard Conguration in q-period Loop Broken Line*Member: Zhiyuan Zhang, Jianxiang Tan

Teacher: Xinghuai Li

3. International School of Boston

*Geometric Compression Based on Ricci Flow and Monge-Ampere Equation*

Member：Bella Gu

Teacher: David Xianfeng Gu

**Honorable Mentions**

1. Affiliated Middle School of South China Normal University

*Constructing Evans triangle with Pell equation*

Member: Wensen Wu

Teacher: Jingwei Ge

2. Tsinghua University High School

*Counting the number of permutations with longest increasing subsequence of a certain length*

Member: Zhiming Feng

Teacher: Jianchuan Zeng

3. Jinling High School Hexi Campus

*The Number of Subtrees of Trees with Given Diameter*

Member: Zichong Chen

Teacher: Yunbiao Liu

4. Tsinghua University High School

*The Extension of Euler’s Formula and Its Applications*

Member: Jinyi Wang, Honglin Zhu

Teacher: Qingming Yang

5. Hangzhou Foreign Languages School

*Acute Triangulation of Rectangles*

Member: Yibin Zhang, Xiaoyang Sun, Zhiyuan Fan

Teacher: Dongbo Lu

**Finalist Awards**

1. High School Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Jia Ding)

*Infnite-Dimensional Generalizations of Orthogonal Groups over Hilbert Spaces : Constructions and Properties*

Member: Jianwen Luo

Teacher: Yunhe Chen

2. High School Affiliated to Zhejiang Normal University

*Virtual Magnifying Glass Based on Optimal Mass Transportation*

Member: Chenxi Li

Teacher: Yudong Shen

3. Guangdong Experimental High School

*Lehmers Totient Problem Over Z/ pn z[x]*

Member: Leiyu Gong

Teacher: Junjie Zhang

4. Chengdu Experimental Foreign Languages School

*On prime elements in arithmetic progressions and Riemann hypothesis over function fields*

Member: Zihan Zhang

Teacher: Dongchun Han

5. The Affiliated High School of Peking University

*Motion in Quantum-Classical Transition via ODM*

Member: Weichen Gao

Teacher: Shengjing Sang

6. Tsinghua University High School

*Establishment and Numerical Solution of Differential Equations for the Composition of Multiple Free Radical Copolymer*

Member: Wentao Zeng, Yuhong Ning, Jiaxu Ma

Teacher: Yachao Qi

7. Danbury Math Academy

*Color QR Code with Pseudo Quantum Steganography and M-band Wavelet and Patch Group Prior based Denoising*

Member：Julia Yu, Sarah Zhao

Teacher: Xiaodi Wang

**Gold Award**

1. No.2 Secondary School Attached to East China Normal University

*An Asymptotic Formula in Number Theory*Members: Zhenhua Liu

Tutor: Zhongyuan Dai

**Silver Award**

1. High School Affiliated to Fudan University, Pudong Campus

*On the evaluation of some in_nite series *

Members: Zihong Chen

Tutor: Junjie Wen

2. High School Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University

*Investigation on a Class of Infinite Number Sequences Which Satisfy Benford’s Law*

Members: Deshu Chen

Tutor: Lei Hou

3. Neuqua Valley High School, USA

*A Proof of the Yau Geometric Conjecture in 6 Dimensions*

Members: Sarvasva Raghuvanshi

Tutor: Stephen S.-T. Yau

**Bronze Award**

1. Beijing National Day School

*Estimate of the electric potential outside a bounded charged conductor*

Members: Jianyou Wang

Tutor: Guoshuang Pan

2. Beijing 101 Middle School

*Study on High-dimensional Extension of Pick’s Theorem*

Members: Guangyuan Zhu

Tutor: Jianyu Liu

3. Dongguan Middle School, SSL School

*Some New Littlewood-Type Inequalities*

Members: Tao Li

Tutor: Dongsheng Wen

4. The Affiliated High School of SCNU

*Probability of an Acute Triangle in the Two-dimensional Spaces of Constant Curvature*

Members: Ziyuan Lv, Yuyu Guo

Tutor: Jizhu Wei

5. Shenzhen High School

*Three Generalizations of the Secretary Problem*

Members: Zhe Kong, Yilin Ye

Tutor: Wentao Zhang

6. Woodbridge High School, USA

*A Coordinate Descent Method for Robust Matrix Factorization and Applications*

Members: Spencer Sheen

Tutor: Hongkai Zhao