Professor Hoang Tuy, the pioneer of global optimization in applied mathematics, will be among the 6 researchers and translators to be honored by the Phan Chau Trinh Cultural Foundation this year.
The 2011 Phan Chau Trinh Award, to be held at Rex Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City on March 24, will honor Hoang Tuy for his 10-year research on education reform for Vietnam.
Besides Hoang Tuy, considered one of the two founders of Vietnamese mathematics besides the late professor Le Van Thiem, the foundation will also honor well-known literary researcher of Vietnamese literature Lai Nguyen An, Kevin Bowen, Director of William Joyner of Massachusetts University, Boston, US, who has helped to promote Vietnamese literature in America, and Czech researcher Ivo Vasiliev who has published extensive research on Chinese – Vietnamese grammar and ancient Vietnam’s culture.
Translators Pham Van Thieu and Nguyen Don Phuoc will be also be recognized for their translations in the field of physics and economics respectively.
The Phan Chau Trinh Cultural Foundation, under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations, gives out its awards every year.
The foundation bears the name of Phan Chau Trinh, a prominent nationalist leader in Vietnam in the early 20th century.
To commemorate his 85th death anniversary, March 24, the foundation will also launch other activities including a conference to discuss education and the market on March 22.