About SASTRA's Initiative

About SASTRA's Initiative

Honouring The Mathematics Legend, Srinivasa Ramanujan


SASTRA purchased the house where Srinivasa Ramanujan lived at Kumabakonam and renovated it. The President of India, His Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has since declared it as an international Monument.


The President dedicated the House of Ramanujan Mathematics, a museum containing life and works of the prodigy to the Nation.


SASTRA organizes an International Conference, every year, in honour of Srinivasa Ramanujan on various focal themes.


SASTRA organizes Srinivasa Ramanujan Birth Anniversary Commemorative lecture every year on Dec 22, 2012.


SASTRA has instituted an annual award of US$ 10,000/- and a citation to be presented for outstanding research in the areas influenced by Srinivasa Ramanujan. The award is open to researchers all over the world under the age of 32. This award has been instituted with a view to encourage young minds to pursue cutting edge research in mathematical applications influenced by Ramanujan and increase the visibility of mathematics both at the national and global level.


SASTRA Ramanujan Conference

The first conference on �Number Theory for Secure Communications� was organized on 20th December 2003. It was inaugurated by His Excellency, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India. Conference Topic : International Conference on Number Theory for Secure Communications.

The second conference on �Number Theory and Fourier Techniques� was inaugurated by Dr. Alladi Krishnaswamy, Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, on 20th December 2004. Conference Topic : Number Theory and Fourier Techniques.


The third in the series on �Number Theory and Mathematical Physics� was inaugurated by Dr. Arabinda Mitra, Executive Director, INDO-US Science and Technology Forum, New Delhi, on December 20, 2005. Conference Topic : International Conference on Number Theory & Mathematical Physics.


The fourth conference was held from December 19 to 22, 2006 on �Number Theory and Combinatorics� was inaugurated by Shri. S. Sathyam, IAS(Retd), MHRD, Delhi. Conference Topic : Number Theory & Combinatorics.


The fifth conference on "Number Theory, Theoretical Physics and Special functions" was held from December 20 to 22, 2007 inaugurated by Prof. Michel Waldschmidt. Conference Topic : Theoritical Physics and Special Functions.


The Sixth conference on "Number Theory and Modular Forms" was held from December 20 to 22, 2008 inaugurated by Dr. Krishna N Ganesh, Director IISER Pune & J C Bose Fellow(DST), NCL Pune. Conference Topic : Number Theory and Modular Forms.


The Seventh conference on �Number Theory and Mock Theta Function� was held on December 22, 2009 inaugurated by Prof. M. Vijayan, Honorary Professor, IISC Bangalore. Topic : Number Theory and Mock Theta Function.


The Eighth conference on �Number Theory and Automorphic Forms� was held on December 22, 2010 inaugurated by Prof. Lakshmi Narayanan, Senior Professor, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore. Topic : Number Theory and Automorpic Forms.


The Nineth conference on �Number Theory and Automorphic Forms� was held on December 22, 2011. Conference Topic : Ergodic Theory and Dynamics.


 

SASTRA Ramanujan Awards

The 2011 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Roman Holowinsky, who is now an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. This annual prize which was established in 2005, is for outstanding contributions by very young mathematicians to areas influenced by the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. The age limit for the prize has been set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years. The $10,000 prize will be awarded at the International Conference on Number Theory, Ergodic Theory and Dynamics at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, India (Ramanujan's hometown) on December 22, Ramanujan's birthday.
The 2010 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Wei Zhang, who is now a Benjamin Pierce Instructor at the Department of Mathematics, Harvard University, USA. This annual prize which was established in 2005, is for outstanding contributions by very young mathematicians to areas influenced by the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. The age limit for the prize has been set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years. The id="mce_marker"0,000 prize will be awarded at the International Conference on Number Theory and Automorphic Forms at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, India (Ramanujan's hometown) on December 22, Ramanujan's birthday.
The 2009 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Professor KATHRIN BRINGMANN of the University of Cologne, Germany and the University of Minnesota, USA. This annual prize, which was established in 2005, is for outstanding contributions to areas of mathematics influenced by the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920). The age limit for the prize has been set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years. The $10,000 prize will be awarded on Dec 22, 2009, during an International Conference on Number Theory at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, India, Ramanujan's hometown.
The 2008 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Akshay Venkatesh, who is now Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University, USA. This annual prize, which was established in 2005, is for outstanding contributions to areas of mathematics influenced by the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. The age limit for the prize has been set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years. The $10,000 prize will be awarded at the International Conference on Number Theory and Modular Forms, Dec 20-22, 2008 at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, India, Ramanujan's hometown.
The 2007 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Ben Green, who is Hershel Smith Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, England. This annual prize, which was established in 2005, is for outstanding contributions to areas of mathematics influenced by the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. The age limit for the prize has been set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years. The $10,000 prize will be awarded at the International Conference on Number Theory, Mathematical Physics, and Special Functions, Dec 20-22, at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, India, Ramanujan's hometown.
The 2006 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Professor Terence Tao of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). This annual prize, which was launched in 2005, is for outstanding contributions to areas of mathematics influenced by the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. The age limit for the prize has been set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years. The $10,000 prize will be awarded at the International Conference on Number Theory and Combinatorics, Dec 19-22, at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, India, Ramanujan's hometown.
The 2005 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was jointly awarded to Professors MANJUL BHARGAVA (Princeton University) and KANNAN SOUNDARARAJAN (University of Michigan). This annual prize, being awarded for the first time, is for outstanding contributions by individuals not exceeding the age of 32 in areas of mathematics influenced by Ramanujan in a broad sense. The age limit was set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years. The $10,000 prize will be awarded annually in December at the Srinivasa Ramanujan Centre of SASTRA University in Ramanujan's hometown, Kumbakonam, South India.

Up Coming Conference

Legacy of Srinivasa Ramanujan
Date : 14th - 15th December, 2012
Venue : Srinivasa Ramanujan Centre, SASTRA Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India.

 

House of Srinivasa Ramanujan

 

 

Faculty Recruitment