The Global Optimisation International Organisation has presented the Constantin Caratheodory award to Professor Hoang Tuy for his contribution to the world of science.
Mr. Tuy said that he had received the letter of invitation to attend the Global Optimisation Conference held in Chania, Greece to accept the award, but due to his bad health, he couldn’t attend the event. However, he received the award from the organising board sent to Vietnam and talked of his joy in receiving the award.
The Constantin Caratheodory award was named after a famous Greek mathematician (1873 – 1950) to honour his oustanding contribution to science. The award criterion consists of the excellence, significance, and impact of science contributions.
The award will be presented every two years for outstanding individual or collective contributions to the theory, programme and application to the global optimisation field. The award was founded this year, making Prof. Tuy the first person to receive it.
Professor Hoang Tuy was presented the award because of his world renowned science and the many methods he conceived to solve global optimisation problems, the most famous of which is Tuy’s cut. It is considered to be the first landmark for the birth of a new mathematical specialty – The Global Optimisation Theory.
In 1997, at Limkoping Institute of Technology (Sweden), an international conference under the theme "Finding optimally from local to global" honoured Mr. Hoang Tuy as the "the pioneer of global optimisation and general mathematics" on the occasion of his 70th birthday./.