- The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for 2022 will be awarded to Yunqing Tang, Assistant Professor with the University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
- 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.
- A release by Krishnaswami Alladi, chair of SASTRA Ramanujan Prize Committee, said 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.”
- It said, “Tang’s most recent joint work with Frank Calegari and Vesselin Dimitrov on modular equations is of great significance and also has ties with Ramanujan’s own work.”
- Yunqing, born in China, completed her B.Sc in Peking University in 2011, following which she went to Harvard University.
- She completed her Ph.D in 2016 at Harvard under the supervision of Mark Kisin. After stints in Princeton University, she joined UC Berkeley in July as Assistant Professor.
- The prize will be awarded at the International Conference on Number Theory during December 20-22, at SASTRA University.
- The prize committee included Don Blasius, University of California, Los Angeles; Dan Goldston, San Jose State University; Ken Ono, University of Virginia; Jonathan Pila, Oxford University; Zeev Rudnick, Tel Aviv University; and Cam Stewart, University of Waterloo.
SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB