Nina Gupta, Indian mathematician, winner of the prestigious 2021 Ramanujan Prize. The proud Indian is a well-known mathematician and professor at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Nina has been awarded the DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries for her work towards the Zariski cancellation problem. Check out her contributions to mathematics, what Zariski cancellation problem she solved, her family and work details in her resume below.
Nina Gupta: Age, Early Life, Family, and Career
Nina Gupta was born in 1984 in an average Indian family in Kolkata. She taught at Bethune College until 2006 and earned a BA (Hons) in Mathematics. She completed her graduation in Mathematics from the Indian Statistical Institute in 2008, and then obtained her PhD in 2011 in commutative algebra as her major.
She later became an Associate Professor in the Statistics and Mathematics Unit at ISI Kolkata and has been working there since June 2014.
She was also an INSPIRE faculty member at ISI Kolkata from December 2012 to June 2014 and a visiting fellow at TIFR Mumbai in 2012.
Nina Gupta: Awards and Honors
Nina has been invited as a speaker at the International Conference of Mathematicians (ICM) 2022. She has been awarded the DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries 2021.
She was awarded the 2019 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award and TWAS Young Affiliates 2020.
She was awarded the Fellowship of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 2013 and the SaraswathiSaraswathi Cowsik Medal from the TIFR Alumni Association for her work on the positively Zariski abolition problem in 2013.
On winning the 2021 Ramanujan Athlete Award:
Nina Gupta won the DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries. She is recognized for her work on affine algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. Her work in particular on solving the problem of Zariski’s abolition of affine spaces has been commended and honored with this award.
The Ramanujan Prize is awarded to mathematicians under 45 years (age) by Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste. Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
Speaking to a leading daily, Nina Gupta said, “I feel honored to receive this award, but it is not enough. As a researcher, I feel that there are a lot of mathematical problems that we have to solve. Getting to know my work definitely motivates me to work even harder in the field. search “.
What is the problem with canceling Zersky?
The Zresky cancelation problem is a fundamental problem in algebraic geometry and has been described as the world’s largest mathematical problem. In the words of Nina Gupta, “The cancellation problem requires that if you have cylinders over two geometric structures, and they have similar shapes, can one conclude that the original primary structures have similar shapes?”
List of Ramanujan Prize winners (2005-2021)
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