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Date : Feb 24, 2022

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Topic à Indian Culture


  • Context:


  • Professor Neena Gupta, a mathematician from the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, received the Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians at a virtual ceremony on February 22, 2022.
  • For her remarkable work in affine algebraic geometry and commutative algebra, she got the award for the year 2021.
  • The Ramanujan Prize is named after the Indian scientist Ramanujan.
  • The prize is given annually to a researcher from a developing country who is supported by the Indian government's Department of Science and Technology (DST) in collaboration with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Mathematical Union (IMU).
  • Eligibility: Young mathematicians under the age of 45 who have done remarkable research in a developing nation are eligible.
  • It is financed by DST in Srinivasa Ramanujan's honor.


  • Srinivasa Ramanujan's life highlights include:


  • Ramanujan's first paper was published in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society in 1911.
  • In 1914, Ramanujan moved to England, where Hardy educated him and cooperated on some research with him.
  • He developed the Riemann series, elliptic integrals, hypergeometric series, zeta function functional equations, and his own divergent series theory.
  • After a notable visit by Hardy to meet Ramanujan at a hospital, the number 1729 is known as the Hardy-Ramanujan number. It's the smallest integer that can be stated in two different ways as the sum of two different cubes.
  • Ramanujan's work, according to Hardy, mostly involved fields that were unknown even to other pure mathematicians.
  • Ramanujan's home state of Tamil Nadu observes 'State IT Day' on December 22 to commemorate both the man and his achievements as a Tamil Nadu native.
  • Ramanujan compiled around 3,900 equations and identities as a result of his work. His infinite series for was one of his most prized discoveries.


  • The biopic 'The Man Who Knew Infinity,' starring Dev Patel, was released in 2015.


  • Source à The Hindu

Tags : Young Mathematician, Indian scientist

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