2020 Ramanujan Prize Ceremony and a Celebration of Mathematics
Starts 9 Dec 2020 15:00
Ends 9 Dec 2020 18:00
Central European Time
ICTP has awarded the 2020 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries to Carolina Araujo of the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Prize Ceremony takes place at ICTP (via remote) on Wednesday 9 December 2020 at 15.00 hrs (CET/Trieste time). The prize is in recognition of Araujo's outstanding work in algebraic geometry, in particular in birational geometry and the theory of extremal rays, of which she gave important applications, in particular obtaining a characterization of projective spaces and hyperquadrics; for her work in the study and classification of Fano varieties, and her study of algebraic foliations. Araujo has also played a key role in promoting women in mathematics and in the organization of important mathematical activities. Araujo specializes in algebraic geometry, including birational geometry and foliations. She has been a Simons Associate with ICTP since 2015, and is the vice president of the Committee for Women in Mathematics at the International Mathematical Union.
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 is awarded annually to a researcher from a developing country who is less than 45 years of age on 31 December of the year of the award, and who has conducted outstanding research in a developing country. Researchers working in any branch of the mathematical sciences are eligible. The programme for the ceremony will include a talk by Professor Caucher Birkar (University of Cambridge, UK) on "Algebraic geometry and beyond".
The more detailed programme is available below. All are welcome to attend.
The Prize Ceremony takes place (via remote) on Wednesday 9 December 2020 at 15.00 hrs (CET/Trieste time). The Prize is awarded to Professor Carolina Araujo, IMPA, Brazil. The programme for the ceremony will include a talk by Professor Caucher Birkar, University of Cambridge, UK.