based in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India, has instituted the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize of $10,000 to be given annually to a mathematician not exceeding the age of 32 for outstanding contributions in an area of mathematics influenced by the late Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa
Ramanujan. The age limit has been set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years. The prize will be awarded each year at an international conference conducted by SASTRA in Kumbakonam, Ramanujan’s hometown, around Ramanujan’s birthday, December 22.
- 2005 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
On Dec 20, 2005, The First SASTRA Ramanujan Prizes were awarded jointly awarded to Professors MANJUL BHARGAVA (Princeton University) and KANNAN SOUNDARARAJAN (University of Michigan).
- 2006 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
The 2006 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Professor TERENCE TAO of the University of California
at Los Angeles (UCLA).
- 2007 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
The 2007 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Professor BEN GREEN of Cambridge University, England.
- 2008 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
The 2008 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Professor AKSHAY VENKATESH of Stanford University.
- 2009 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
The 2009 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Professor KATHRIN BRINGMANN of the University of Cologne, Germany and the University of Minnesota, USA.
- 2010 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
The 2010 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Professor WEI ZHANG of Harvard University.
- 2011 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
The 2011 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Professor ROMAN HOLOWINSKY of the Ohio State University.
- 2012 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
The 2012 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Professor ZHIWEI YUN of MIT and Stanford University.
- 2013 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
The 2013 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Professor PETER SCHOLZE of the University of Bonn.
- 2014 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
The 2014 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Dr. JAMES MAYNARD of Oxford University, England and the University of Montreal, Canada.
- Krishna Alladi’s article on SASTRA University and Ramanujan’s hometown
For an article describing the events leading to the launching
of the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize, the prize ceremony, and the
accomplishments of the winners, see Krishna Alladi’s article
- The First SASTRA Ramanujan Prizes
Alladi’s article in The Hindu, India’s National Newspaper, on Tao’s SASTRA Prize Lecture.
- Photos of the 2006 SASTRA Prize Ceremony
At the International Conference on Number Theory and Combinatorics in Kumbakonam, Ramanujan’s hometown.