Professor Neena Gupta awarded Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians 2021
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The Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians was awarded to Professor Neena Gupta, a mathematician of the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, in a virtual ceremony on 22nd February 2022.
She received the award for the year 2021 for her outstanding work in affine algebraic geometry and commutative algebra.
The prize is awarded annually to a researcher from a developing country funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Government of India in association with ICTP (International Centre for Theoretical Physics)Trieste, Italy and the International Mathematical Union (IMU) Berlin, Germany.
It is given to young mathematicians less than 45 years of age who have conducted outstanding research in a developing country.
Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians
The DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries has been awarded annually since 2005.
It was originally instituted by (International Centre for Theoretical Physics)Trieste, Italy, the Niels Henrik Abel Memorial Fund, and the International Mathematical Union (IMU), Berlin, Germany.
The participation of the Abel Fund ended in 2012 and the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India (DST) has agreed to fund the Prize for a 5 year period, starting with the 2014 Prize.
The Prize carries a $15,000 cash award. The Prize is given with the provision that the prize money be used to support the research of the recipient.
The first person to win the award in 2005 was Brazilian Marcelo Viana
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