James Maynard wins the Sastra Ramanujan Prize

03 December 2014

James Maynard, Junior Research Fellow at Magdalen, has won the Sastra Ramanujan Prize for 2014. This prize is given for outstanding work in the field of interest of the great mathematician Ramanujan. The age limit for the prize has been set at 32 (the age at which Ramanujan died), and the current award is $10,000.

The citation states “In the last two years Maynard has obtained spectacular results in prime number theory, especially on the small gaps problem and just within the last few weeks he solved the famous problem of Paul Erdos on large gaps between primes. Thus he has taken the world of number theory by storm”.

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