Shiing Shen Chern, US / Chinese mathematician (Jia Xin, Chekiang Province 26 October 1911 – Tianjin 03 December 2004)
Considered as founder of global differential geometry and
integral hyperbolic geometry
Introduced Hermitian geometry to multiple complexes
Introduced the concept of Hermitian connections
With E.H. Spanier proved Thom isomorphism independent from René Thom (1951)
Enunciated Chern theorem (1953)
With Levine and Nirenberg defined intrinsic norm about complex manifold cohomology
Mathematics Wolf Prize (1983) Mathematics Shaw Prize (2004) Asteroid Chern (29552)
Chern characteristic class (1946) Chern forms Chern-Simons form Chern-Moser invariants (1974) Chern-Simons invariants (1971) Chern-Simons secondary characteristic class Bernstein-Heinz-Chern inequalities Chern-Barbosa method Chern-do Carmo-Kobayashi conjecture Chern character Chern-Weil homomorfism (1949) Blaschke-Chern-Santalo theorem Chern isomorphism |

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