# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"Professor hails mathematics winners." *China Daily,* 22 August 2002.

The lead-in to this article states "Overseas Chinese mathematics professor YeYangho praised the winners of the Fields Medal Prize." Ye is quoted aboutmedalist winners Lafforgue's and Voevodsky's contributions and expresses thatperhaps one day a Chinese mathematician will win the prestigious award. Therest of the article gives some background on the International Congress ofMathematicians, held in Beijing in August 2002, and states "the congress inBeijing offers the precious opportunity for Chinese mathematicians to learnfrom and seek cooperation with their foreign counterparts."

*--- Annette Emerson*