Mathematician Jacob Tsimerman won 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize

Mathematician Jacob Tsimerman of the University of Toronto, Canada was chosen for the prestigious 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize. The prize will be awarded during the International Conference on Number Theory at SASTRA University in Tamil Nadu’s Kumbakonam (Ramanujan’s hometown) where the prize has been given annually.

The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was established in 2005 and is awarded annually for outstanding contributions by young mathematicians to areas influenced by the mathematics 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 2014 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Dr. James Maynard, a 27 year old mathematician from Oxford University who specializes in number theory. Previous winners of the prize are Manjul Bhargava and Kannan Soundararajan in 2005 (two full prizes), Terence Tao in 2006, Ben Green in 2007, Akshay Venkatesh in 2008, Kathrin Bringmann in 2009, Wei Zhang in 2010, Roman Holowinsky in 2011, Zhiwei Yun in 2012, and Peter Scholze in 2013.

SASTRA – Shanmugha Arts Science Technology and Research Academy

Tsimerman is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the University of Toronto. He primarily conducts research in Number Theory.

He will be conferred with the prize during the International Conference on Number Theory at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu where the prize is given annually.

About SASTRA Ramanujan Prize

Founded by Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) University in 2005 after the name of the genius mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize is awarded every year to a young mathematician.

The age limit for the prize is 32 years as Ramanujan died at 32. The current prize money for the award is 10000 US Dollars.