Finnish mathematician Kaisa Matomaki and Russia-born Canada-based analytic number theorist Maksym Radziwill will be jointly honoured with the 2016 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for their contributions to the field of number theory, the prize.
The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was established in 2005 and is awarded annually for outstanding contributions by young
Kaisa Matomaki (University of Turku, Finland) and Maksym Radziwill (McGill University, Canada and Rutgers University, the US) will be jointly awarded the 2016 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for their “deep and far reaching” contributions to several important problems in diverse areas of number theory and especially for their “spectacular collaboration” which is revolutionising the subject.It recognises their individual advancement to the field as well as their collaborations.
The age limit for the prize has been set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years.
The prize will be awarded during December 21-22, at the International Conference on Number Theory at SASTRA (Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy) University in Kumbakonam (Ramanujan’s hometown).
The winners will share the $10,000 prize this year.