From left to right, Indian-Australian mathematician Akshay Venkatesh, German mathematician Peter Scholze and Italian mathematician Alessio Figalli, three of four winners of mathematics' prestigious Fields Medal, often known as the Nobel Prize for math, pose at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 1, 2018.
The algebraic geometry specialist studied mathematics at the University of Tehran before immigrating to the United Kingdom in 2000.
His name was announced at the International Congress Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Venkatesh was recognised for his use of dynamics theory, which studies the equations of moving objects to solve problems in number theory, which is the study of whole numbers, integers and prime numbers. He was the youngest student at University of Western Australia at the age of 13. But you feel privileged to work with it: "you have a feeling of transcendence and feel like you've been part of something really meaningful", Venkatesh was quoted by AFP as saying.
"He truly is a universal mathematician", said Jordan Ellenberg, a mathematician at the University of Wisconsin, who has worked with Mr. Venkatesh.
He is the second Indian-origin mathematician to win the prize after Manjul Bhargava, a Princeton University professor, who received it in 2014.Читайте также: Indonesia invites North Korea's Kim Jong Un to Asian Games
According to the International Mathematical Union's website, the Fields Medal is awarded every four years in recognition of "outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement".
Praeger, a professor of mathematics at UWA and a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, has known Venkatesh since he was 12, and supervised his honours thesis when he was 15.
Recipients of the medal are also rewarded £8,750 for their contributions to the field of mathematics. Following his PhD, he held a doctoral position at MIT and is now a professor in Stanford University.
All honorees must be 40 years old or younger.
The Fields Medal is named after the Canadian mathematician John Charles Fields who conceived the award to celebrate the great achievements in the area.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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