@article{Simon2011ShiingShenCC,
title={Shiing-Shen Chern’s Centenary},
author={U. Simon and Ekkehard-H. Tjaden and Heinrich Wefelscheid},
journal={Results in Mathematics},
year={2011},
volume={60},
pages={13-51}
}

Shiing-Shen Chern was an editor of our journal Results in Mathematics from 1984 to 2004, the year he passed away at Tianjin. This article honors one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century, in particular remembering his studies at Hamburg University during the years 1934–1936. This period strongly influenced his mathematical work and was decisive for his later career. We survey the situation of the Department of Mathematics there, Chern’s studies, his visits to Germany in later… CONTINUE READING