The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for 2022 will be awarded to Yunqing Tang.
Yunqing Tang is an Assistant Professor with the University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
According to SASTRA Ramanujan Prize Committee Ms. Yunqing’s works display a remarkable combination of sophisticated techniques, in which the arithmetic and geometry of modular curves and of Shimura varieties play a central role, and her results and methods are bound to have major impact on future research in this area.
The award, instituted by the Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) in 2005 with a cash prize of $10,000, is presented annually to individuals aged 32 and below, who made outstanding contributions in the field of mathematics, influenced by Srinivasa Ramanjuan in a broad sense.
About Ramanujan –
Ramanujan was born on 22nd December 1887 in a village Erode (400 km from Chennai, then known as Madras).
The famous British mathematician Godfrey Harold Hardy recognised his talent in 1913. He went to Cambridge, on Godfrey Harold Hardy’s invitation.
Ramanujan made substantial contributions to the analytical theory of numbers and worked on elliptic functions.
He also worked on the partition of the whole number, hypergeometric series and Euler’s constant.
His papers were published in English and European journals, and in 1918 he was elected to the Royal Society of London.
He died on April 26th, 1920, at the age of 32, just after returning to India after a long illness.
In India, December 22nd (his birth anniversary) is celebrated as National Mathematics Day in the memory of Srinivasa Ramanujan. Ramanujan’s home state of Tamil Nadu celebrates 22 December as ‘State IT Day’, memorialising both the man and his achievements, as a native of Tamil Nadu.
The Dev Patel-starrer ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ (2015) was a biopic on the mathematician.