Mathematician Dr. Amalendu Krishna wins 2015 Ramanujan Prize

Mathematician Dr. Amalendu Krishna has won the Ramanujan Prize for year 2015.

He has been bestowed with this award for his outstanding contributions in the area of algebraic cycles, algebraic K-theory and the theory of motives.

Presently, Dr. Krishna is mathematician professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai. He hails from Bihar and had completed his early college and schooling education there.

About Ramanujan Prize

  • Established: in 2005. It is named after the noted Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
  • It recognizes a researcher from a developing country who has conducted outstanding research in a developing country and is less than 45 years of age.
  • Jointly awarded by: Italy based International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Department of Science and Technology (DoST) of India and the International Mathematical Union (IMU).
  • Prize carries: citation and a monetary prize of US 15,000 dollars. The winner is invited to give a talk at the ICTP.
  • It should be noted that Dr. Krishna is the second Indian to win this award. First was Sujatha Ramadorai who had won it in 2006.


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