DR DORIS CHEN (1929 - 2012)


My mother graduated in 1949 with a degree in mathematics from Sun Yat-Sen University in Canton. She went to London in 1950 for postgraduate work at Kings College, and graduated in 1955 with a PhD in mathematics. From the early 1950s until her retirement in the early 1980s, she was a lecturer in mathematics at the University of Hong Kong.

My mother's greatest claim to fame was perhaps in 1986 when she declined a dinner invitation on the Royal Yacht Britannia from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in order to be in London for the birth of our daughter Abigail.

Obituary published in the Newsletter of the London Mathematical Society >>

Obituary published at the University of Hong Kong >>

Proceedings at funeral >>

My tribute at her funeral >>

My lecture at the University of Hong Kong in her memory >>

Doris Chen Memorial Fund at the University of Hong Kong >>

Doris Chen Scholarship at Kings College London >>