Mathematician Dr. Amalendu Krishna has won the Ramanujan Prize for year 2015. He has been bestowed with this award for his outstanding contributions in the area of algebraic cycles, algebraic K-theory and the theory of motives. Presently, Dr. Krishna is mathematician professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai.
About Ramanujan Prize
Established: in 2005. It is named after the noted Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
It recognizes a researcher from a developing country who has conducted outstanding research in a developing country and is less than 45 years of age.
Jointly awarded by: Italy based International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Department of Science and Technology (DoST) of India and the International Mathematical Union (IMU)
citation and a monetary prize of US 15,000 dollars.
The winner is invited to give a talk at the ICTP.
It should be noted that Dr. Krishna is the second Indian to win this award. First was Sujatha Ramadorai who had won it in 2006.