Professor Ngo Bao Chau elected Honorary Member of the London Mathematical Society

On July 2, 2021, during the plenary meeting of the London Mathematical Society (LMS), Prof. Ngo Bao Chau was elected to Honorary Membership in the Society.

Annually, the London Mathematical Society will elect outstanding mathematicians who are not currently working in the United Kingdom to be Honorary Members of the Association. This year, LMS has decided to choose 4 members including Prof. Ngo Bao Chau, Professor Lauren Saint-Raymond (IHES), Prof. Peter Sarnak (IAS), and Prof. Ya-xiang Yuan (Chinese Academy of Sciences).

The LMS's announcement is available at, along with the full list of LMS Honorary Members from the date of founding: https://www

In a post on the London Mathematical Society's news, Prof. Ngo Bao Chau-Scientific Director of the Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics is recognized as the person who “made one of the most important contributions to the theory of automorphic forms in the last few decades. In the remarkable work published in 2010, by combining ideas from representation theory, arithmetic geometry, topology, singularity theory, and mathematical physics, he completed a proof of the so-called ‘fundamental lemma’ in the theory of the Arthur–Selberg trace formula. For this work, he was awarded the Fields Medal by the International Mathematical Union in 2010.”

A more detailed introduction will be published in the Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society in September 2021, which emphasizes the contributions of Prof. Ngo Bao Chau for research and education in Vietnam:

“…In addition to his influence as a researcher, Professor Ngo is also very active in promoting research and education in his native Vietnam through his role as director at the Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics. …” 


The London Mathematical Society is one of the oldest mathematical associations in the world, founded in 1865. This Society has been the home to numerous renowned British and world mathematicians since the 19th century with the aim of popularizing and promoting mathematical knowledge nationally and internationally. The main activities of the association include publishing books and periodicals; organizing mathematical conferences and seminars; sponsoring mathematical research and education; awarding a number of awards and scholarships to excellent mathematicians