Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese Fields winner of the prestigious in mathematics, met with and answered questions from Vietnamese students in France on November 20.

At the meeting held by the Vietnamese Students Association in France and the network of Vietnamese scientists and experts in France (RSE), Prof. Chau said he will continue with mathematics research and prepare for implementing a 10-year project for mathematical development and establishing an advanced institute for mathematical research in Vietnam .

He also said he will work for further research cooperation between Vietnam and foreign countries as well as set up a fund to assist young talented people.

Corinne Makowski, from the Secours Populaire Francais (SPF), said Chau’s winning the Clay award and the Fields medal makes him the pride of both Vietnamese and French mathematicians and helps motivate young people in the two countries to pursue scientific research./.