Peter Scholze is the youngest mathematician to bag the award so far

Peter Scholze, 25-year-old professor of mathematics, University of Bonn, Germany, has been chosen for the 2013 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize.

Established in 2005, the prize is for young mathematicians for outstanding contributions to areas influenced by Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Age limit

The age limit for the prize had been set at 32 years because Ramanujan achieved so much in his life of 32 years.

The 2013 prize would be awarded on December 21 and 22 at the International Conference on Number Theory and Galois Representations at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, Ramanujan’s hometown, according to a press release.

“Professor Scholze, who will turn 26 in December, is the youngest full professor in Germany and the youngest recipient of the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize as well” said Krishnaswami Alladi, Chair of the Prize Committee.

The awardee is known for his work in areas such as the interface of Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, Theory of Automorphic Forms, and Galois Representations.

Selection committee

The 2013 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize Committee consisted of Professors Krishnaswami Alladi — Chair (University of Florida), Kathrin Bringmann (University of Cologne), Roger Heath-Brown (Oxford University), David Masser (University of Basel), Barry Mazur (Harvard University), Ken Ribet (University of California), and Ole Warnaar (University of Queensland).

Peter Scholze, University of Bonn, is

the youngest mathematician to bag the award so far