Ramanujan Prize 2020 Announced

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Mon Sep 21 16:09:50 CEST 2020

ICTP has awarded the 2020 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from 
Developing Countries to Carolina Araujo, a researcher at the Institute 
for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The prize is in recognition of her outstanding work in algebraic 
geometry, in particular in birational geometry and the theory of 
extremal rays, of which she gave important applications, in particular 
obtaining a characterization of projective spaces and hyperquadrics; for 
her work in the study and classification of Fano varieties, and her 
study of algebraic foliations. Araujo has also played a key role in 
promoting women in mathematics and in the organization of important 
mathematical activities.

Araujo specializes in algebraic geometry, including birational geometry 
and foliations. She obtained her PhD in mathematics from Princeton 
University in 2004. She has been a Simons Associate with ICTP since 
2015, and is the vice president of the Committee for Women in 
Mathematics at the International Mathematical Union.

In 2019 Araujo gave a colloquium talk at ICTP on the history, 
applications and current trends of algebraic geometry.

ICTP administers the Ramanujan Prize jointly with the Department of 
Science and Technology (DST, Government of India), and the International 
Mathematical Union (IMU).

The prize is awarded annually to a researcher from a developing country 
who is less than 45 years of age on 31 December of the year of the 
award, and who has conducted outstanding research in a developing 
country. Researchers working in any branch of the mathematical sciences 
are eligible.

ICTP videos featuring Carolina Araujo:

June 2020 Math Associates seminar, Symmetries in Algebraic Geometry and 
the Cremona Group (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oaglmxktlrk)

June 2018 Basic Notions seminar on the Geometry of Tensors 

2017 interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ3c_yRvGYk)

Koutou Mabilo
ICTP Mathematics Group
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