Why is it in the news?
- Recently, Ruixiang Zhang, an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, is set to receive the 2023 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for his exceptional contributions to mathematics.
About the award
- The award was instituted by the Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) in 2005.
- A cash prize of USD 10,000 is presented annually to individuals aged 32 and below, who made outstanding contributions in the field of mathematics, influenced by Srinivasa Ramanujan in a broad sense.