Mathematician

  • 'The Imitation Game' trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch plays the WWII genius cryptographer mathematician Alan Turing July 22, 2014

    For those who have been completely charmed by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC's 'Sherlock', the latest trailer for the upcoming film 'The Imitation Game' will make your day.Cumberbatch, who portrayed the role of the socially awkward genius detective Sherlock Holmes in the critically-acclaimed series, will be seen in the...
  • Indian mathematician Nikhil Srivastava wins Polya Prize for solving knotty riddle July 11, 2014

    Washington: A young Indian mathematician, Nikhil Srivastava, has been named a joint winner of the prestigious George Polya Prize for finding proof of a riddle that had eluded mathematicians for more than half a century. Srivastava of Microsoft Research India and Adam W. Marcus and Daniel A. Spielman from Yale University...
  • Super 30 does it again, 27 out of 30 EWS students qualify for IITs June 19, 2014

    Keeping up its reputation, Super 30 of mathematician Anand Kumar has again excelled in JEE advance result which was declared on Thursday with 27 out of its 30 students, all from poor background cracking the exam. Among the successful ,this year, are children of cobbler,roadside vendors and grocer. With tears in...
  • 20 best and worst jobs of 2014: Mathematicians, professors top the list, lumberjacks, newspaper reporters bring up the bottom April 16, 2014

    Mathematicians outscored the competition and ranked No. 1 in Careercast.com's 2014 Jobs Rated report. At No. 2, just behind mathematician, is the tenured university professor. The top-ranked environment, high income-earning potential and lower stress than many other fields makes tenured professor a desirable career, according to a news report...
  • Four Indian Americans win top science and maths awards July 27, 2013

    Washington: Four Indian-American professors are among 13 mathematicians, theoretical physicists and theoretical computer scientists selected for the Simons Investigators awards for their cutting edge research. The four professors - Kannan Soundararajan, Rajeev Alur, Salil P Vadhan and Senthil Todadri - will receive USD 100,000 a year for five years for long-term...
  • Leonhard Euler's 306th birthday: Google posts a doodle April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: An animated doodle of geometric shapes and mathematical calculations on a paper strip adorns the Google home page to commemorate Leonhard Euler's 306th birth anniversary. The Swiss mathematician and physicist was born on born April 15, 1707 in Basel, Switzerland and is one of the founders of pure mathematics. Leonhard...
  • Math wizard is youngest to win Infosys Award in 2012 January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The youngest person to win Infosys Prize for Mathematical Sciences for 2012 is a mathematics wizard Dr Manjul Bhargava. While many fear mathematics, Dr Bhargava came up with a mathematical formula at a mere age of eight. For the 38-year-old Dr Bhargava, mathematics is present everywhere, even in music...
  • Who was Srinivasa Ramanujan? December 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Celebrating Srinivasa Ramanujan's 125th birthday, Google posted a doodle on its homepage. The doodle features a boy trying to solve some mathematical equations and geometrical figures, which form the letters of the word 'Google'. But who was Srinivasa Ramanujan? Born on 22 December 1887, Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian...
  • Hyderabad: Kalam celebrates Ramanujan July 31, 2012

    Hyderabad: The ambience at the St Ann’s Junior College for Girls was euphoric as former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam visited the college on Monday. He was invited to the college as a part of the ongoing National Year of Mathematics celebrations. Dr Kalam interacted with the students and inspired...
  • K Soundarajan: making Maths easy January 6, 2012

    Chennai: Kannan Soudarajan is someone who revolutionised the mathematical world with his number theory. He is the winner of the Infosys Foundation Science Prize 2011. Kannan Soudarajan showed that mathematical analysis can influence our day-to-day life - be it tips to become a champion billiards player or even creating a great...