Dr. Carolina Araujo awarded 2020 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians
The Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries has been awarded annually since 2005. It is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Government of India in association with ICTP (International Centre for Theoretical Physics) and the International Mathematical Union (IMU) for a five year period.
The year 2020 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians was awarded to Dr. Carolina Araujo, Mathematician from the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at a virtual ceremony on 9th December 2020.
Dr. Araujo, the vice president of the Committee for Women in Mathematics at the International Mathematical Union, is the first non-Indian women mathematician to receive this prize and will be a role model for all women around the world.
The Prize is awarded every year to a researcher from a developing country under 45 years old who has led extraordinary research in a developing country. Researchers working in any branch of the mathematical sciences are eligible. The Prize carries a $15,000 cash award. The winners are invited to ICTP to receive the Prize and deliver a lecture. However, this year, it happens virtually due to a pandemic. The Prize is usually awarded to at least one person. However, it could also be shared equally among recipients who have contributed to an equivalent.