Starts 21 Feb 2022 14:30
Ends 21 Feb 2022 16:30
Central European Time
Online and in the BLH
Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
Strada Costiera 11 34051 Trieste, Italy
Professor Neena Gupta*, a mathematician at the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, was awarded the 2021 DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries.

Professor Gupta received the Prize for her outstanding work in affine algebraic geometry and commutative algebra, in particular for her solution of the Zariski cancellation problem for affine spaces. The DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize committee, composed of eminent mathematicians from around the world, commented that Gupta's work "shows impressive algebraic skill and inventiveness".

ICTP administers the DST-ICTP-IMU 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 2021 Prize Ceremony will be an integral part of a day dedicated to Srinivasa Ramanujan, with a talk by the Prize winner, Professor Gupta, on "Ga-Actions and their Applications". The events will take place in the Budinich Lecture Hall on the ICTP Campus, as well as online.

The celebrations will also include a special lecture by Prof. Don Zagier, Ramanujan International Chair, on "Ramanujan and the Partition Function".

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tZa_YjhxSLKTQEoadWamFg
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Refreshments will be served on the Leonardo Building Terrace after the event for those participating in presence.

For more information about the Prize, see: https://www.ictp.it/about-ictp/prizes-awards/the-dst-ictp-imu-ramanujan-prize.aspx

* Neena Gupta is a Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, working in the area of Commutative Algebra and Affine Algebraic Geometry. She is known for providing the complete solution to Zariski Cancellation Problem for affine spaces in positive characteristic, developing a general theory on a certain family of affine threefolds which reveals surprising connections between various problems on affine spaces, constructing examples of non-cancellative varieties, establishing $K$-theoretic properties of the ring of invariants of a $G_a$-action on an affine space and determining the structure of locally Laurent polynomial algebras, studying questions on finite generation of algebras arising out of Hilbert's fourteenth problem, obtaining results and examples on locally nilpotent derivations, characterisation of affine spaces, separable affine forms, fibrations by punctured lines, affine fibrations, retractions of polynomial algebras and related topics.

She is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Mathematical Sciences awarded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India.
The 2021 Prize Ceremony will be an integral part of a day dedicated to Srinivasa Ramanujan, with a talk by the Prize winner, Professor Gupta, on "Ga-Actions and their Applications". The celebrations will also include a special lecture by Prof. Don Zagier, Ramanujan International Chair, on "Ramanujan and the Partition Function".