**Announcement**

Laureate of The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences 2004

Laureate of The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences 2004

The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences 2004 will be awarded to

**Shiing-Shen Chern**

for his initiation of the field of global differential geometry and his continued

leadership of the field, resulting in beautiful developments that are at the centre

of contemporary mathematics, with deep connections to topology, algebra and analysis,

in short, to all major branches of mathematics of the last sixty years.