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About SASTRA's Initiative

Honouring The Mathematics Legend, Srinivasa Ramanujan


SASTRA purchased the house where Srinivasa Ramanujan lived at Kumabakonam and renovated it. The President of India, His Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has since declared it as an international Monument.


The President dedicated the House of Ramanujan Mathematics, a museum containing life and works of the prodigy to the Nation.


SASTRA organizes an International Conference, every year, in honour of Srinivasa Ramanujan on various focal themes.


SASTRA organizes Srinivasa Ramanujan Birth Anniversary Commemorative lecture every year on Dec 22, 2012.


SASTRA has instituted an annual award of US$ 10,000/- and a citation to be presented for outstanding research in the areas influenced by Srinivasa Ramanujan. The award is open to researchers all over the world under the age of 32. This award has been instituted with a view to encourage young minds to pursue cutting edge research in mathematical applications influenced by Ramanujan and increase the visibility of mathematics both at the national and global level.


SASTRA Ramanujan Conference

The first conference on "Number Theory for Secure Communications" was organized on 20th December 2003. It was inaugurated by His Excellency, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India. Conference Topic : International Conference on Number Theory for Secure Communications.

The second conference on "Number Theory and Fourier Techniques" was inaugurated by Dr. Alladi Krishnaswamy, Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, on 20th December 2004. Conference Topic : Number Theory and Fourier Techniques.


The third in the series on "Number Theory and Mathematical Physics" was inaugurated by Dr. Arabinda Mitra, Executive Director, INDO-US Science and Technology Forum, New Delhi, on December 20, 2005. Conference Topic : International Conference on Number Theory & Mathematical Physics.


The fourth conference was held from December 19 to 22, 2006 on "Number Theory and Combinatorics" was inaugurated by Shri. S. Sathyam, IAS(Retd), MHRD, Delhi. Conference Topic : Number Theory & Combinatorics.


The fifth conference on "Number Theory, Theoretical Physics and Special functions" was held from December 20 to 22, 2007 inaugurated by Prof. Michel Waldschmidt. Conference Topic : Theoritical Physics and Special Functions.


The Sixth conference on "Number Theory and Modular Forms" was held from December 20 to 22, 2008 inaugurated by Dr. Krishna N Ganesh, Director IISER Pune & J C Bose Fellow(DST), NCL Pune. Conference Topic : Number Theory and Modular Forms.


The Seventh conference on "Number Theory and Mock Theta Function" was held on December 22, 2009 inaugurated by Prof. M. Vijayan, Honorary Professor, IISC Bangalore. Topic : Number Theory and Mock Theta Function.


The Eighth conference on "Number Theory and Automorphic Forms" was held on December 22, 2010 inaugurated by Prof. Lakshmi Narayanan, Senior Professor, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore. Topic : Number Theory and Automorpic Forms.


The Nineth conference on "Number Theory and Automorphic Forms" was held on December 22, 2011. Conference Topic : Ergodic Theory and Dynamics.


The tenth international conference on Legacy of Srinivasa Ramanujan was held on December 14 & 15, 2012 at Srinivasa Ramanujan Centre, Kumbakonam. Dr. Rajiv Sharma, Executive Director, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, New Delhi, inaugurated the conference.


The eleventh international conference on Number Theory and Galois Representations was held on December 21 & 22, 2013. Prof. Michael Rapoport, Mathematisches Institut, Uuniversity of Bonn, Germanay, inaugurated the conference.


The twelfth international conference on Number Theory was held on December 21 & 22, 2014. Dr. Mangalam Srinivasan, Former Advisory, Research and Teaching appointee at the faculty of Arts and Sciences, Special Advisor, Kennedy School of Government and Fellow of CFTA, Harvard University inaugurated the conference.


The thirteenth international conference on Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry was held on December 21 & 22, 2015. Prof. G. Rangarajan, Department of Mathematics and Chairman, Division of Interdisciplinary Research, IISc., Banglore, inaugurated the conference.


The fourteenth international conference on Number Theory was held on December 21 & 22, 2016. Prof. Henri Darmon, Department of Mathematics, McGill University, Canada, inaugurated the conference.


 

SASTRA Ramanujan Awards

Kaisa Matomaki, University of Turku, Finland and Maksym Radziwill, McGill University, Canada, have jointly won the 2016 SASTRA-Ramanujan award for their deep and far reaching contributions to several important problems in areas of number theory and especially for their spectacular collaborations, which has revolutionized the subject. The prize recognizes that in making significant improvements over the works of earlier stalwarts on longstanding problems, they have introduced a number of innovative techniques.
The 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize awarded to Dr. Jacob Tsimerman of the University of Toronto, Canada. Jacob Tsimerman is an extraordinary young mathematician who has made deep and highly original contributions to diverse parts of number theory, and most notably to the famous Andre-Oort Conjecture. He is one of the few mathematicians to have complete mastery over two very different areas of mathematics - analytic number theory and algebraic geometry.
The 2014 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Dr. James Maynard of Oxford University, England, and the University of Montreal, Canada. Dr.Maynard received his Ph.D. from Oxford University, is currently a post-doc at the University of Montreal, Canada and still holds a position at Oxford. He has obtained spectacular results in prime number theory, especially on the small gaps problem and he solved the famous problem of Paul Erdos on large gaps between primes. Thus he has taken the world of number theory by storm. He is only 27 and the SASTRA-Ramanujan Award is the first major prize to recognize his great work.
The 2013 SASTRA Ramanujan prize was awarded to Peter Scholze of the University of Bonn, Germany. Prof. Scholze turn 26 in December 2013, is the youngest full professor in Germany and the youngest recipient of the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize. Peter Scholze has made revolutionary contributions to several domains at the interface of Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry and the Theory of Automorphic Forms, and especially in the area of Galois Representations. The prize was given during the inauguration of the international conference on Number Theory and Galois Representations held on December 21, 2013.
The 2012 SASTRA Ramanujan prize was awarded to Zhiwei Yun who has completed a C. L. E. Moore Instructorship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and taking up a faculty position at Stanford University in California. Dr. Zhiwei Yun has made fundamental contributions to several areas that lie at the interface of representation theory, algebraic geometry and number theory.
Since the year 2012 is the 125th anniversary of the birth of Srinivasa Ramanujan, the prize was given in New Delhi (India’s capital) on December 22 (Ramanujan’s birthday), during the concluding ceremony of the International Conference on the Legacy of Ramanujan conducted by the National Board of Higher Mathematics of India and co-sponsored by SASTRA University and Delhi University.
The 2011 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Roman Holowinsky, who is now an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. This annual prize which was established in 2005, is for outstanding contributions by very young mathematicians to areas influenced by the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. The age limit for the prize has been set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years. The $10,000 prize will be awarded at the International Conference on Number Theory, Ergodic Theory and Dynamics at SASTRA  in Kumbakonam, India (Ramanujan's hometown) on December 22, Ramanujan's birthday.
The 2010 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Wei Zhang, who is now a Benjamin Pierce Instructor at the Department of Mathematics, Harvard University, USA. This annual prize which was established in 2005, is for outstanding contributions by very young mathematicians to areas influenced by the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. The age limit for the prize has been set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years. The id="mce_marker"0,000 prize will be awarded at the International Conference on Number Theory and Automorphic Forms at SASTRA  in Kumbakonam, India (Ramanujan's hometown) on December 22, Ramanujan's birthday.
The 2009 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Professor KATHRIN BRINGMANN of the University of Cologne, Germany and the University of Minnesota, USA. This annual prize, which was established in 2005, is for outstanding contributions to areas of mathematics influenced by the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920). The age limit for the prize has been set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years. The $10,000 prize will be awarded on Dec 22, 2009, during an International Conference on Number Theory at SASTRA in Kumbakonam, India, Ramanujan's hometown.
The 2008 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Akshay Venkatesh, who is now Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University, USA. This annual prize, which was established in 2005, is for outstanding contributions to areas of mathematics influenced by the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. The age limit for the prize has been set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years. The $10,000 prize will be awarded at the International Conference on Number Theory and Modular Forms, Dec 20-22, 2008 at SASTRA in Kumbakonam, India, Ramanujan's hometown.
The 2007 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Ben Green, who is Hershel Smith Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, England. This annual prize, which was established in 2005, is for outstanding contributions to areas of mathematics influenced by the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. The age limit for the prize has been set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years. The $10,000 prize will be awarded at the International Conference on Number Theory, Mathematical Physics, and Special Functions, Dec 20-22, at SASTRA in Kumbakonam, India, Ramanujan's hometown.
The 2006 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Professor Terence Tao of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). This annual prize, which was launched in 2005, is for outstanding contributions to areas of mathematics influenced by the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. The age limit for the prize has been set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years. The $10,000 prize will be awarded at the International Conference on Number Theory and Combinatorics, Dec 19-22, at SASTRA in Kumbakonam, India, Ramanujan's hometown.
The 2005 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was jointly awarded to Professors MANJUL BHARGAVA (Princeton University) and KANNAN SOUNDARARAJAN (University of Michigan). This annual prize, being awarded for the first time, is for outstanding contributions by individuals not exceeding the age of 32 in areas of mathematics influenced by Ramanujan in a broad sense. The age limit was set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years. The $10,000 prize will be awarded annually in December at the Srinivasa Ramanujan Centre of SASTRA in Ramanujan's hometown, Kumbakonam, South India.

Up Coming Conference

International Conference on Number Theory
Date : 21 & 22 December, 2017
Venue : Srinivasa Ramanujan Centre, Kumbakonam.

 

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