– Dr. Deepti Sidhaye
From being the only girl student in her postgraduate class to now teaching a postgraduate class with a large number of girl students as a Professor in her Alma Mater, Indian Statistical Institute. From not even being aware that Mathematics could be a career option to being an idol for those pursuing a career in Mathematics.
Neena Gupta, this year’s recipient of 2021 DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize has seen it all. In Neena’s ever-inspiring journey as an Indian mathematician, the prize named after one of the greatest Indian mathematicians, is undoubtedly an important milestone. Every year, this prize is awarded to young mathematicians from developing countries. This Kolkata girl won it for her excellent work in affine algebraic geometry and commutative algebra, especially, her solution to the Zariski cancellation problem for affine spaces. Incidentally, she had also received Young Scientists Award of the Indian National Science Academy in 2014 for her work.
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