Ramanujan’s Legacy: The Work Of The Sastra Prize Winners


Venue Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, Pune
Dates Wednesday, 2nd Janury, 2019
Time 04 PM to onwards


  • Prof. Krishnaswami Alladi, University of Florida, USA.


The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize, launched in 2005, is a $10,000 annual award given to mathematicians not exceeding the age of 32, for path-breaking contributions in areas influenced by Srinivasa Ramanujan. The age limit has been set at 32 is because Ramanujan lived only for 32 years and in that brief life span made revolutionary contribu- tions; so the challenge for the prize candidates is to show what they have achieved in that same time frame! The prize is given each year at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam (Ramanujan’s hometown) in South India around December 22 (Ramanujan’s birthday). The prize has been unusually effective in recognizing extremely gifted mathematicians an an early stage of their careers, and so is now considered to be one of the most prestigious and coveted mathematics awards in the world. I will describe briefly the spectacular work for which the awardees were recognised and focus on some aspect aspects of their research

All are cordially invited to attend.