# Mathematician:Chen Jingrun

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## Mathematician

Chinese mathematician who made significant inroads into Goldbach's Conjecture by proving what is now referred to as Chen's Theorem.

## Nationality

Chinese

## History

- Born: May 22, 1933, Fu Zhou, Fu Jian province, China
- Died: March 19, 1996

## Theorems and Definitions

Results named for **Chen Jingrun** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Chen Jingrun** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1963:
*The Lattice Points in the Circle*(*Sci. Sinica***Vol. 12**: pp. 322 – 339) - 1966:
*On the representation of a large even integer as the sum of a prime and a product of at most two primes*(*Kexue Tongbao***Vol. 17**) (in which Chen's Theorem is presented) - 1973:
*On the representation of a large even integer as the sum of a prime and a product of at most two primes*(*Sci. Sinica***Vol. 16**) (in which Chen's Theorem is proved) - 1979:
*On the distribution of almost primes in an interval II*(*Sci. Sinica***Vol. 22**: pp. 253 – 275)

## Also known as

Simplified Chinese: **陈景润**; traditional Chinese: **陳景潤**; pinyin: **Chén Jǐngrùn**; Wade-Giles: **Ch'en Chingjun**. **Chen** is his family name.

His name can also be rendered **Chen Jing Run** or **Chen Jing-Run**.

## Sources

- 2008: Ian Stewart:
*Taming the Infinite*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $7$: Patterns in Numbers: Fermat