Aksay at IASProfessor Venkatesh is an Australian mathematician currently based at the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton. His work uses number theory—the branch of mathematics that deals with the properties and relationships of numbers—as a ‘lens’ to approach a range of fields including homogeneous dynamics, arithmetic geometry and representation theory.

According to Professor Venkatesh’s citation, He has solved many long-standing problems by combining methods from seemingly unrelated areas, presented novel viewpoints on classical problems, and produced strikingly far-reaching conjectures.

In 2018, Professor Venkatesh won the Fields Medal—the most prestigious international award in mathematics awarded once every four years to researchers under 40.

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Congratulations to Akshay!