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Four Indian Americans win top science and maths awards

Published: 27th July 2013 09:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2013 09:01 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

Four Indian American professors are among the 13 mathematicians, theoretical physicists and theoretical computer scientists who have won 2013 Simons Investigators awards.

Currently working at Stanford University, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Pennsylvania University, they will each receive $100,000 a year for five years for their long-term research with the possibility of renewal for five additional years.

The awards are given by nonprofit New York-based Simons Foundation, incorporated in 1994 by Jim and Marilyn Simons with a mission to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.

Among four mathematicians who won Simons grants is Stanford professor of mathematics Kannan Soundararajan, "one of the world's leaders in analytic number theory and related areas," the Simons Foundation said.

"His work is focused on understanding the zeros and value distribution of L-functions, and on analyzing the behaviour of multiplicative functions."

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