ICTP has awarded the 2018 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries to Ritabrata Munshi of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India. The prize is in recognition of Munshi's outstanding work in number theory, a branch of pure mathematics that studies properties of integers, or numbers that do not have a fractional part. In particular, the Prize cites Munshi's profound contributions to the study of analytic properties of L-functions and automorphic forms. The focus of his work is central to modern number theory, one that links arithmetic geometry, representation theory and complex analysis in many profound ways. Munshi has developed an ingenious method which produced a breakthrough in the field, going significantly beyond what was known before. ICTP administers the Ramanujan Prize jointly with the Department of Science and Technology (DST, Government of India), and the International Mathematical Union (IMU). The Prize Ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday 9 November starting at 14.30 hrs. The programme will include a talk by Professor Munshi, a distinguished lecture by Professor Brian Conrey, and a special screening of the film "Salam - the first ..... Nobel Laureate" in conjunction with the "World Science Day for Peace and Development" (10 November 2018). Musical interludes will be performed by violinist Uroš Bubnič. The detailed programme is now available. The events will be livestreamed from the ICTP website. Light refreshments will follow the events. All are welcome to attend.
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