Indian-Origin Manjul Bhargava Wins ‘Nobel Prize of Maths’


New York:  Two Indian-origin academicians have won prestigious global prizes in the field of mathematics with one of them being awarded the Fields Medal – known as the “Nobel Prize of mathematics”.

Manjul Bhargava won the Fields Medal while Subhash Khot won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded by the International Mathematical Union (IMU), at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2014 held in Seoul.

Manjul Bhargava, a professor of mathematics at Princeton University, was among the four winners who have been awarded the Fields Medal, given out every four years.

Iranian-born mathematician and Stanford University professor Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to win the Fields Medal this year.

Mr Bhargava was awarded the Fields Medal for “developing powerful new methods in the geometry of numbers, which he applied to count rings of small rank and to bound the average rank of elliptic curves.”…

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