Daqing Wan

Daqing Wan (born 1964 in China) is a Chinese mathematician working in the United States. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1991, under the direction of Neal Koblitz.[1] Since 1997, he has been on the faculty of mathematics at the University of California at Irvine; he has also held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Rennes, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.[2]

Daqing Wan
Born1964 (age 5455)
Nationality China
Alma materUniversity of Washington
Sichuan University
Chengdu University of Technology
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Irvine
Doctoral advisorNeal Koblitz

His primary interests include number theory and arithmetic algebraic geometry, particularly zeta functions over finite fields. He is known for his proof of Dwork's conjecture [3] that the p-adic unit root zeta function attached to a family of varieties over a finite field of characteristic p is p-adic meromorphic. [4] [5] [6] He received the Morningside Silver Medal of mathematics in 2001.[7]


  1. Daqing Wan at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
  2. Curriculum vitae from Wan's web site.
  3. Dwork, Bernard (1973), "Normalized period matrices II", Annals of Mathematics, 98 (1): 1–57, doi:10.2307/1970905.
  4. Wan, Daqing (1999), "Dwork's conjecture on unit root zeta functions", Annals of Mathematics, 150 (3): 867–927, arXiv:math/9911270, doi:10.2307/121058.
  5. Wan, Daqing (2000), "Higher rank case of Dwork's conjecture", Journal of the American Mathematical Society, 13 (4): 807–852.
  6. Wan, Daqing (2000), "Rank one case of Dwork's conjecture", Journal of the American Mathematical Society, 13 (4): 853–908.
  7. Morningside Award, retrieved 2010-01-27.

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