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Dr Neena,Solved A 70 Years Old Maths Problem Wins Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize

CSIR announces the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize.

President Ram Nath Kovind made an announcement, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has published a list of recipients of Β Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for 2019. This list includes 12 eminent scientists from various research institute from all over India. In addition, only one woman scientist Dr. Neena Gupta from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

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What is the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize?

The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology is a prestigious honour and an annual award in Science and Technology in India. The award after founder Director Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar of CSIR. The award appreciates the hard work and outstanding contributions in the field of Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Medical Sciences and Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences.
Every year on September 26 to celebrate the CSIR Foundation Day the awards are announced. It comprises a citation, a plaque, a cash award of β‚Ή5 lakh and in addition they also get an endowment of β‚Ή15,000 per month up to the age of 65 years. They receive an award from the Prime Minister.
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Dr. Neena Gupta recognized as youngest ever to win Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize.

Dr. Gupta is an Associate Professor at the Statistics and Mathematics Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata. Also, the youngest mathematician to propose a solution to the 70 years old Zariski Cancellation Conjecture, a long-pending problem in algebraic geometry. She is recognized as the youngest ever to win as she is yet to be 35.
Her primary field of interest is commutative algebra geometry. She graduated with honours in Mathematics from Bethune College in 2006. She did her Post Graduation in Mathematics from ISI in 2008 and in continuation, her PhD degree in 2011 with Algebraic geometry. Her Ph.D. dissertation was on “Some Results on Laurent Polynomial Fibrations and Quasi A* Algebra.
The award brings her ratification for the endless love and was beyond her dreams. ” I was not the kind who got full marks in maths but I just loved to solve problems and spend hours doing maths. I am ever grateful to my mother, Gyanlata Gupta, for sowing the seeds of maths in me. She taught me till I was in class X and didn’t need tutors at all”Β she said

Dr. Neena Gupta third woman to win the maths Bhatnagar award till date.

She was previously a visiting scientist as the ISI. Also, a visiting fellow at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). She has also received B.M. Birla Science Prize in Mathematics in 2017. The Swarna Jayanti Fellowship Award in 2015. Also, The Ramanujan Prize from the University of Madras in 2014. In conclusion, one can understand the amount of hard work and dedication she had towards mathematics was at a young age. With no doubt, she is another example of women of a new generation.
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