Professor of Mathematics Tian-Xiao He says reaching the number “100” is not significant. Colleagues and former students beg to differ.
It’s not the numeral following “99” under debate, but rather the number of papers published in peer-reviewed journals that He has written or co-authored. To be precise (after all, this is mathematics), He has published 111 papers and five books since his graduate school days in the 1980s.
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