Washington: Young Indian mathematician Nikhil Srivastava has been declared the winner of the prestigious ‘Michael and Sheila Held Prize of Mathematics’ (Winner). Nikhil has been working for a long time to solve unanswered questions on the Kadison-Singer problem and the Ramanuj graph. He will be given this award along with two others.
The National Academy of Sciences said in a statement that Nikhil Srivastava of the University of California, Berkeley, Adam Marcus of the Ecol Polytechnic Federal de Lausanne (EPFL), and Daniel Alan Spielman of Yale University will receive the 2021 Michael and Sheila Held Award. The award includes a medal and the US $ 100,000.
Honored for this work
Nikhil Srivastava, Marcus, and Spielman have solved the long unanswered questions related to the Kadison-Singer problem and the Ramanujan graph. In this process, a deeper new relationship between linear algebra, polynomial geometry and graph theory is explored. Srivastava is currently an associate professor of mathematics at the University of California.