2019 Ramanujan Prize Ceremony

ICTP honors Hoàng Hiệp Phạm
2019 Ramanujan Prize Ceremony

Mathematician Hoàng Hiệp Phạm of the Institute of Mathematics-Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology in Hanoi will be in Trieste to accept the 2019 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians in Developing Countries. ICTP is pleased to recognize Phạm for his outstanding contributions to the field of complex analysis at a ceremony on 10 December at 14:30 CET in the Budinich Lecture Hall in the Leonardo Building on ICTP's Trieste campus. The ceremony can also be livestreamed on ICTP's Facebook and Youtube pages.

Phạm will deliever a talk on his research, including his work on pluripotential theory, where he obtained an important result on the singularities of plurisubharmonic functions; complex Monge-Ampère equations and log canonical thresholds, which have important applications in algebraic and complex Kähler geometry. The programme will include a talk by Professor Filippo Bracci (Roma Tor Vergata) on "Pluripotential Theory."

Phạm said he was "proud and happy to receive the 2019 Ramanujan Prize," especially after watching a movie about Srinivasa Ramanujan, the prize's namesake. "I am very impressed by his life and great contributions to mathematics. He invented many mathematical formulas using his self-study ability."

Phạm has been teaching and researching mathematics at the Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology and the Hanoi National University of Education for about 15 years. "I know that mathematics has contributed to the development of education and science by the teaching of basic knowledge and mathematical thinking," explained Phạm, adding, "During the teaching, I try to prepare the best lectures possible to show students mathematical principles and applications."

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. Researchers working in any branch of the mathematical sciences are eligible. ICTP administers the Ramanujan Prize jointly with the Department of Science and Technology (DST, Government of India), and the International Mathematical Union (IMU).