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SASTRA Ramanujan Awards 2022 and 2023 Announced

Recognizing Mathematical Prowess – SASTRA Ramanujan Awards Presentation

In a prestigious ceremony at the SASTRA campus in Kumbakonam, the SASTRA-Ramanujan Awards for 2022 and 2023 were bestowed upon mathematicians Yunqing Tang and Ruixiang Zhang, both affiliated with the University of California in Berkeley. The awards, instituted by SASTRA in 2005, honor individuals under the age of 32 who have made remarkable contributions to the field of mathematics.

A Tribute to Ramanujan – Annual Awards on His Birthday

The SASTRA-Ramanujan Awards, with a commendable cash prize of USD 10,000 and a citation, are presented annually on the birthday of the legendary Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan. This year, the recipients were acknowledged for their outstanding work in mathematics, carrying on the tradition of honoring brilliance on Ramanujan’s special day.

Awardees’ Acknowledgment – Commemorative Lectures and Gratitude

Yunqing Tang and Ruixiang Zhang, the deserving awardees, delivered the Ramanujan birth anniversary commemorative lectures. Expressing their gratitude, they thanked SASTRA for recognizing their contributions in areas influenced by Ramanujan. The mathematicians were particularly thrilled to visit the Ramanujan house in Kumbakonam, meticulously maintained by SASTRA, and the Ramanujan Museum.

Finale of International Conference – Inaugurated by Krishnaswami Alladi

The presentation of the SASTRA-Ramanujan Awards marked the conclusion of a three-day international conference on Srinivasa Ramanujan. Krishnaswami Alladi, chair of the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize Committee, inaugurated the conference, setting the stage for insightful discussions and reflections on the mathematical genius of Ramanujan.

Tribute to Ramanujan’s Genius – T. Ramaswami’s Glowing Tributes

During the award presentation, T. Ramaswami, former Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, paid glowing tributes to the genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan. He underscored the relevance of Ramanujan’s contributions to the contemporary world, emphasizing the enduring impact of his mathematical legacy.

Questions Related to Exams

Q1. What are the SASTRA-Ramanujan Awards?

Ans. The SASTRA-Ramanujan Awards are prestigious honors instituted by SASTRA in 2005. They recognize individuals under the age of 32 who have made significant contributions to the field of mathematics. The awards are presented annually on the birthday of the legendary Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Q2. Who were the recipients of the SASTRA-Ramanujan Awards in 2022 and 2023?

Ans.  The awardees for 2022 and 2023 were mathematicians Yunqing Tang and Ruixiang Zhang, both affiliated with the University of California in Berkeley.

Q3. What is the cash prize and recognition associated with the SASTRA-Ramanujan Awards?

Ans.  The awardees receive a commendable cash prize of USD 10,000 along with a citation as a recognition of their outstanding contributions to mathematics.

Q4. When and where are the awards presented?

Ans.  The awards are presented annually on the birthday of Srinivasa Ramanujan at a ceremony held at the SASTRA campus in Kumbakonam.

Q5. How are the recipients acknowledged for their achievements?

Ans.  The awardees, in this case, Yunqing Tang and Ruixiang Zhang, deliver commemorative lectures during the Ramanujan birth anniversary event. They express their gratitude to SASTRA for recognizing their contributions in areas influenced by Ramanujan.

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