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2020 Ramanujan Prize Ceremony

ICTP to honour Carolina Araujo in virtual ceremony

2020 Ramanujan Prize Ceremony
2020 Ramanujan Prize Ceremony

09/12/2020 - Trieste

Mathematician Carolina Araujo of the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will accept the 2020 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians in Developing Countries in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 9 December 2020 at 15.00 hrs (CET/Trieste time).

ICTP is pleased to recognize Prof. Araujo for her outstanding work in algebraic geometry, in particular in birational geometry and the theory of extremal rays, of which she gave important applications, in particular obtaining a characterization of projective spaces and hyperquadrics. She is also recognized for her work in the study and classification of Fano varieties, and her study of algebraic foliations. Araujo has also played a key role in promoting women in mathematics and in the organization of important mathematical activities.

The ceremony will begin with a welcome address by ICTP Director Atish Dabholkar and opening remarks by H. E. Dr. Neena Malhotra, Ambassador of India to Italy, H. E. Mr. Vishal V. Sharma, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO, H. E. Mr Santiago Irazabal Mourão, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Brazil to UNESCO,  Prof. Asuthosh Sharma, Secretary at Department of Science and Technology, Government of India,  and Carlos Kenig, President of the International Mathematical Union (IMU).

After accepting the prize, Araujo will deliver a talk on her research, titled “Algebraic varieties with positive tangent bundles”. The ceremony will be followed by a math colloquium by Professor Caucher Birkar (University of Cambridge, UK) on "Algebraic geometry and beyond".

Araujo specializes in algebraic geometry, including birational geometry and foliations. She has been a Simons Associate with ICTP since 2015, and is the vice president of the Committee for Women in Mathematics at the International Mathematical Union.



ICTP administers the 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.


Registration in advance for this webinar is available here.

The ceremony will be livestreamed on ICTP's Facebook and Youtube pages. All are welcome to attend.