THE WORKING VISIT OF PROF. NGO BAO CHAU TO VIETNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY – HO CHI MINH CITY

On March 11, 2011, Prof. Ngo Bao Chau, who received theField Medal 2010, and Prof. Robert Zimmer, President of the University ofChicago (USA), had a working visit to VNU-HCM as well as gave a talk to VNU-HCMstaffs and students.

In the welcome remark to Prof. Ngo Bao Chau, Prof. Dr. HuynhThanh Dat, Vice President of VNU-HCM, expressed the honour and pleasure towelcome Prof. Ngo Bao Chau’s visit to VNU-HCM campus. He hoped that this eventwould be a great opportunity for Prof. Ngo Bao Chau to share his preciousexperience of studying and doing research to students. Through this event, thestudents could clearly identify their goals in improving themselves and obtainingachievements in their careers, comprehensively contributing to the developmentof the country in education, science technology, socio-economy as well as tothe process of industrialization and modernization of Vietnam.

During his speech, Prof. Ngo Bao Chau mentioned intellectualissues; how people can dominate knowledge in order to protect themselves againstMother Nature. He stated that the meaning of life is the connection ofdifferent moments of life. Therefore, we should love our lives, our knowledgeand our schools.

In the meeting, Prof. Ngo Bao Chau shared his personalintentions, informed about the suppottive programs for students and scientists.He also introduced programs for students to do research supported by theVietnam Intellectual Development Fund, as well as activities to facilitatelecturers and researchers work at  at theInstitute for Advanced Studies in Mathematics, where he is appointed to thepost of Director.

In addition to answering the students’ questions about maths,sciences, and how to create passion in studies, Prof. Ngo Bao Chau also sharedhis thoughts about his family and his dreams. His advice to VNU-HCM students isthat if they have passions and dreams, they will be successful in their decisions.

Many students raised questions not only to Prof. Ngo BaoChau but also to Prof. Robert Zimmer, President of University of Chicago, aboutthe study environment, and opportunities for Vietnamese students to study at theUniversity of Chicago.

In the afternoon, VNU-HCM had a meeting with the University of Chicago with the participation of Prof. Ngo Bao Chau in order to discuss detailed collaboration in the near future. 

 

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Prof. Dr. Huynh Thanh Dat, Vice President of VNU-HCM, gave
his welcome speech

to
Prof. Ngo Bao Chau

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Prof. Ngo Bao Chau delivered his speech to
VNU-HCM staffs and students.
 
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Prof. Ngo Bao Chau and Prof. Robert Zimmer
conducted the Q&A section
 
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 Many students participated in the Q&A
section
 
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Prof. Dr. Huynh Thanh Dat gave a handmade
picture to Prof. Ngo Bao Chau.
 
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Prof. Dr. Huynh Thanh Dat gave a present to
Prof. Robert Zimmer
 
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Prof. Ngo Bao Chau with VNU-HCM students

 

 

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