In good news, Indian-origin mathematician, Akshay Venkatesh scripted history as he has won the Fields medal which is a Nobel prize for math. He received the award for his “impeccable contributions in the field of mathematics”. He made our country proud.
The 36-year-old Venkatesh has a wide range of knowledge in maths and he is one of a kind. New Delhi-born Venkatesh is currently teaching at Stanford University.
Fields medal, the prestigious one was first awarded in 1936. Ever since 1950, 4 mathematicians under the age of 40 are given the award every 4 years. Akshay Venkatesh is the one and only India to get featured in the proud list of winners.
Venkatesh received the medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro. Along with that, he received 15,000 Canadian-dollar cash prize (Rs.7.9 lakh rupees)
From being a child genius to becoming one of the most profound researchers in the stream of mathematics, Venkatesh’s life has been full of success and honours. When he was 2 years old, he moved to Perth, Australia with his parents.