KUMBAKONAM: The 2014 SASTRA-Ramanujan Prize was awarded to James Maynard of Oxford University, England, and the University of Montreal, Canada, at a function held in Sastra Ramanujan Centre here on Sunday.
Mangalam Srinivasan, Special Advisor, Kennedy school of Government in Harvard University and fellow of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CFTA), Harvard University, presented the prestigious award to the 27-year-old Maynard.
Professor Krishnaswami Alladi of Univeristy of Florida and Chairman of the award committee read the citation for the award. He said James Maynard is being awarded the 2014 Sastra Ramanujan Prize for his revolutionary contributions to prime number theory, for making strongest advances thus far on various long standing problems of primes and for the ingenious techniques he has introduced which influence future research in the field.
The citation also pointed out James Maynard, who received his Doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford University in 2013, has been a Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Montreal, Canada. Prof.Krishnaswami Alladi while reading the citation, recalled the genesis of this Award in 2005.
S Vaidhaysubramaniam, Dean, Planning and Development of Sastra was also present during the occasion.