Venkatesh receives 2008 SASTRA Ramanujan prize

I’m happy to report that my friend (and UWA undergraduate) Akshay Venkatesh, now a professor of mathematics at Stanford University, has won the 2008 SASTRA Ramanujan prize for outstanding contributions to areas of mathematics influenced by the great Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan.  The prize, worth US$10,000, is only awarded to those under the age of thirty-two (the age of Ramanujan at his time of death).  Congratulations Akshay!

Update, Jan 14: By coincidence, the Australian mathematics society has just awarded its annual prizes at last month’s joint Australia-NZ colloquium, in particular giving the AustMS medal to Shahar Mendelson and the George Szekeres medal to Hyam Rubinstein.

2 Responses

  1. Congratulations to Akshay, Shahar and Hyam – well done!

  2. Greath Work Akshay.!

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