# Sun Zhiwei

*Sun Zhiwei* (or *Chihwei Sun*, depending on romanization, generally given as *Zhi-Wei Sun* in journals in English) (born 1965) Chinese mathematician and educator, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Modern Mathematics.

Born in Lianshui, China, Sun earned degrees in mathematics at Nanjing University and started teaching number theory^{}, combinatorics, logic and set theory soon after earning his Ph.D. in 1992. The next year he joined the American Mathematical Society. Since 1999, he supervises Ph.D. students at Nanjing.

Zhi-Wei’s twin brother Zhihong is also interested in mathematics; the two of them with Donald Dines Wall searched for counterexamples^{} to Fermat’s last theorem prior to Andrew Wiles proving it in 1994. More recently, Zhi-Wei Sun has been researching sums of a prime number^{} to figurate numbers^{}.

In 1996, Sun co-authored with Andrew Granville a paper on “Values of Bernoulli polynomials^{}” for the Pacific Journal of Mathematics. Years before, Granville had co-authored with Erdős a paper “On the normal behavior of the iterates of some arithmetic functions^{}” in Progress in Mathematics, giving Sun Erdős number (http://planetmath.org/ErdHosNumber) 2.

Title | Sun Zhiwei |

Canonical name | SunZhiwei |

Date of creation | 2013-03-22 18:04:12 |

Last modified on | 2013-03-22 18:04:12 |

Owner | Mravinci (12996) |

Last modified by | Mravinci (12996) |

Numerical id | 5 |

Author | Mravinci (12996) |

Entry type | Biography |

Classification | msc 01A65 |

Classification | msc 01A61 |

Classification | msc 01A60 |

Synonym | Chihwei Sun |

Synonym | Sun Chihwei |

Synonym | Sun Zhi-Wei |

Synonym | Zhi-Wei Sun |