The 2020 Yau International Mathcamp will offer six courses including Algebraic Combinatorics (I & II), Analysis and Topology, Linear Algebra (I & II) and Number Theory. Around 70 successful applicants will be split into two classes and take three courses out of the six courses offering.


Programe Schedule

The following daily schedule will be run from Monday to Friday between
27 July and 19 August (Hong Kong) / 26 July and 18 August (Boston).

  Class 1 Class 2

8:00am - 9:30am
(*8:00pm - 9:30pm)

Lecture: Linear Algebra (class 1)

Lecture: Linear Algebra (class 2)

10:00am - 11:30am
(*10:00pm - 11:30pm)

Lecture: Alegbraic Combinatorics (class 1)

Lecture: Alegbraic Combinatorics (class 2)

1:00pm - 2:30pm
(*1:00am - 2:30am)

Lecture: Analysis and Topology

Lecture: Number Theory

3:00pm - 6:00pm
(*3:00am - 6:00am)

Coaches Teaching/Tutoring

Coaches Teaching/Tutoring

The timetable is referring to Hong Kong Time (GMT+8)
*Boston Time (GMT-4)


Mathcamp Colloquiums
1 Speaker: Prof. Shing-Tung Yau (丘成桐), Harvard University
  Title: A brief history of mathematics
  Date: 4 August, 2020
  Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
2 Speaker: Prof. Ye Tian (田野), Morningside Center of Mathematics and Chinese Academy of Sciences
  Title: Congruent numbers and elliptic curves
  Date: 12 August, 2020
  Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Legal copyright of the talks and videos is owned by the speakers, anyone is NOT allowed to distribute without the permission of speakers.

Arrangement of Final Examination and Oral Presentation

Final Examination:
Date: 20 Aug, 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am (in Beijing/HK time)


  1. As a backup plan for ZOOM, please click here to download VooV Meeting (video conferencing software by Tencent) and register an account before the final examination.
  2. You should join through the link from the course where you did your research project. 
    For instance, if you work on NT research project, you have to join through the ZOOM link which can be found in NT KEEP course. You will not be able to take the final examination if you do not choose any research project.
  3. Please make sure you have a video camera access for the final examination.
  4. Please login 15 minutes before the final examination (8:45am).
  5. Both ZOOM and VooV links for the final examination will be posted in KEEP, but you should login the VooV meeting only when you fail to ZOOM meeting.
  6. If there is an emergency case during the final examination, please contact Dr. Tsung-Ju Lee by tjlee@cmsa.fas.harvard.edu.
  7. A time slot will be assigned to each shortlisted student to conduct an oral presentation on 22 Aug (Saturday). The list of presenters will be announced soon after the final examination.


Oral Presentation:
Date: 22 Aug, 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 7:30am - 11:00noon, 7:30pm - 11:00pm (in Beijing/HK time)


 This is the order of the presentations.

(a) 7:30am--11:00am.
41, 56, 50, 57, 54, 08, 14, 36, 40, 58, 01, 10, 12, 31, 3, 26, 23, 2, 17.
(b) 7:30pm--11:00pm.
49, 38, 42, S17, S16, S20, S02, S08, S09, S10, S01, S03, S04, S05, S18, S21.


  1. All selected students must attend the oral presentation and others are welcome to join. The meeting will be recorded.
  2. A selected student should login at the beginning of the time slot assigned, i.e. 7:30am or 7:30pm. Make-up presentation may not be arranged for late students.
  3. Please prepare slides for your presentation. 
  4. Please make sure that you have audio and video camera access during the presentation.
  5. Each presenter will have 10 minutes in total (including setting up the slides, testing equipment and so on.)
  6. Please check the order of oral presentations. If a presenter does not show up, we will skip him/her and let the next one speak.
  7. Both ZOOM and VooV links for the oral presentation will be posted in KEEP (LAI and LAII courses), but you should login the VooV meeting only when you fail to ZOOM meeting.
  8. If there is an emergency case during the oral presentation, please contact Dr. Tsung-Ju Lee by tjlee@cmsa.fas.harvard.edu.


Examinations and Project Presentations

Each course will conduct individual assessment including homework assignments, classroom participation and written examinations (20 Aug).


Beside tranditional assessment, students are encouraged to work with lecturers and coaches on research projects designed carefully for each course. Students can work on the projects in small groups or individually, and they are expected to present their research findings to their teachers and fellow students on the last day of Mathcamp.


Benefits for Top Mathcamp Students

Students who have demonstrated high competency in the mathcamp and produced strong results
in their projects will be invited to give a short presentation during a one-day (22 Aug) Mathcamp Symposium. Excellent research projects may be further submitted to compete for the S.T. Yau High School Science Awards (China) and S.T. Yau High School Science Awards (Asia), and the corresponding students may receive strong recommendations from the Mathcamp and Professor Shing-Tung Yau to compete for entrance into the Yau Math Talent Undergraduate Program at Tsinghua, the Enrichment Math Program (with full scholarships) at Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as top schools around the world.


Result of 2020 Yau International Mathcamp 
Rank Name


Zhuo Cheng (Chongqing Nankai Middle School)


Kaiwen Song (The Highschool Affiliated to Renmin University of China)
Yundi Fan (High School Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Xiwen Zhang (Xuzhou No.1 Middle School)
Tianjiao Nie (High School Affiliated to Fudan University)
Valentio Iverson (SMA Sutomo 1 Medan)
Geqi Wang (Jilin City No.1 High School China)


Shihao Wang (Shenxian No.1 Middle School)


Haoran Xu (Mianyang High School Sichuan)


The registration period of the 2020 Yau International Mathcamp:
10 May - 30 June 2020

Successful applicants will be informed by email on or before 10 July, 2020.


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