In search of greatness by Sundar Sarukkai

Scientific achievement will only happen in a culture which celebrates great art, philosophy, sports
The Fields Medal, popularly seen as the equivalent of a Nobel Prize, is awarded once in four years to two-four mathematicians below the age of 40. In its long history, no woman had won this medal until 2014 when an Iranian, Maryam Mirzakhani, won it for the first time. No Indian has yet won it although it was also in 2014 that for the first time an Indian-origin Canadian-American mathematician, Manjul Bhargava, was awarded. In the recently announced prize for 2018, an Australian mathematician, Akshay Venkatesh, was awarded. He too happens to be of Indian origin.Sundar Sarukkai is a professor of philosophy at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru
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