# Page-3 of Mathematics Current Affairs, GK & News

# Noted Mathematician Michael Atiyah passes away

Prof. Sir Michael Atiyah (89), the noted British mathematician has passed away in United Kingdom on 11th January 2019. He was best known for his co-development of a branch of mathematics called topological K-theory and the Atiyah-Singer index theorem. His research also involved deep insights relating to mathematical concepts known as “vector bundles”. Sir Michael ..

**Topics:** Awards • Differential geometers • Fellows of the Royal Society • Fields Medalists • Fields of mathematics • Knights Bachelor • Mathematics • Mathematics awards • Michael Atiyah • Topological K-theory • Vijay Kumar Patodi

# 2018 National Mathematics Day (NMD)

The National Mathematics Day (NMD) is celebrated every year in India on December 22 to commemorate the birth anniversary of great mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. The day also recognizes his contribution to the world of mathematics, which includes mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. The NMD was declared by the then Prime ..

**Topics:** Fields of mathematics • Indian mathematics • Mathematicians • Mathematics • National Mathematics Day • National Mathematics Year • Number theorists • Pi • Ramanujan • Science and technology in India • Srinivasa Ramanujan • The Man Who Knew Infinity

# Akshay Venkatesh bestowed with prestigious 2018 Fields medal

Akshay Venkatesh, a renowned Indian-Australian mathematician, has won the 2018 Fields Medal for his profound contributions to an exceptionally broad range of subjects in mathematics. Venkatesh is one of four winners of mathematics’ top honour known as the Nobel prize for math. The Fields medals are awarded every four years to the most promising mathematicians ..

**Topics:** Akshay Venkatesh • Alessio Figalli • Awards • Caucher Birkar • ETH Zurich • Fields Medal • Fields Medalists • Mathematicians • Mathematics • Peter Scholze • Venkatesh

# Canadian mathematician Robert P. Langlands wins Abel Prize 2018

Canadian mathematician Robert P. Langlands (81) has won prestigious Abel Prize 2018 for his visionary programme connecting representation theory to number theory. He will receive the award from Norway’s King Harald V at an award ceremony in Oslo in May 2018. Robert Phelan Langlands He was born on October 6, 1936 at New Westminster, British ..

**Month:** Current Affairs - March, 2018

**Category:** Awards, Persons & Places in News

**Topics:** Abel Prize • Abel Prize 2018 • Awards • Canada • Langlands program • Mathematics • Norway • Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters • Number Theory • Persons in News • Representation Theory

# Robert Langlands of Canada wins 2018 Abel Prize

Canadian mathematician Robert P. Langlands has won the prestigious Abel Prize 2018 for his visionary programme connecting representation theory to number theory. The 81-year-old mathematician would receive the award from Norway’s King Harald V at an award ceremony in Oslo on May 22, 2018. The prize is awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and ..

**Topics:** Abel Prize • Awards • Mathematics • Mathematics awards • Niels • Niels Henrik Abel • Nobel Prize • Norway • Number theorists • Oslo • Robert Langlands