Mathematician Current Affairs
Mathematician Dr. Jacob Tsimerman from Canada has been chosen for the prestigious 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize.
Presently he is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Canada and his mathematics research work is primarily in the field of Number Theory and surrounding topics.
He will be conferred with the prize during the International Conference on Number Theory to be held at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu.
About SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
- The award has been named after great Indian Mathematician autodidact Srinivasa Ramanujan.
- It was established in 2005 by Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) University.
- It is an annual award bestowed on young mathematicians for his outstanding contributions to areas of mathematics influenced by the Srinivasa Ramanujan.
- Criteria: The age limit for the prize is 32 because Ramanujan had achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years.
- The prize is given annually to recipient at Kumbakonam which is Ramanujan’s hometown.
- It should be noted that every year 22nd December is observed as National Mathematics Day to mark birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan.
- Srinivasa Ramanujan is considered as doyen of number theory, infinite series, mathematical analysis, and making formulas and equations without any formal training in pure mathematics.
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.