Lam Lay Yong (maiden name Oon Lay Yong, Chinese: 蓝丽蓉; pinyin:
Lán Lìróng; born 1936) is a retired Professor of Mathematics. From
1988 to 1996 she was Professor at the Department of Mathematics,
National University of Singapore. She graduated from the National
University of Singapore (NUS) in 1957 and pursued graduate study in
Cambridge University, obtaining her Ph.D. degree from University of
Singapore in 1966, and becoming a lecturer at the University of
Singapore. She was promoted to full professor in 1988, taught in NUS
for 35 years, and retired in 1996.
From 1974 to 1990,
Lam Lay Yong was the associate editor of Historia
Mathematica. Lam was a member of Académie Internationale d'Histoire
Lam Lay Yong was awarded the
Kenneth O. May Prize for her
contribution to the history of Mathematics. Lam is the first Asian
and first woman to have won this highest award in the field of history
of mathematics. In her reception speech, she delivered Ancient Chinese
Mathematics and its influence on World Mathematics.
Lam Lay Yong also won the 2005 Outstanding Science Alumni Award from
NUS. She is the granddaughter of
Tan Kah Kee
Jiu Zhang Suanshu (1994) "(Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art): An
Overview, Archive for History of Exact Sciences, vol. 47:
Zhang Qiujian Suanjing (1997) "(The Mathematical Classic of Zhang
Qiujian): An Overview", Archive for History of Exact Sciences, vol.
50: pp. 201–240.
Lam Lay Yong, Ang Tian Se (2004) Fleeting Footsteps. Tracing the
Conception of Arithmetic and Algebra in Ancient China, Revised
Edition, World Scientific, Singapore.
Lam Lay Yong (1977) A Critical Study of the Yang Hui suan fa, NUS
Lam Lay Yong, "A Chinese Genesis, Rewriting the history of our numeral
system", Archive for History of Exact Science 38: 101–108.
Lam Lay Yong (1966) "On the Chinese Origin of the Galley Method of
Arithmetical Division", The British Journal for the History of Science
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