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UWA mathematician wins US fellowship

UWA mathematician wins US fellowship

UNIVERSITY of Western Australia mathematics graduate and former Hackett Scholar Dr Akshay Venkatesh has been awarded a prestigious Clay Research Fellowship by The Clay Mathematics Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dr Venkatesh was one of four mathematicians selected for their research achievements and for their potential to make significant future contributions.

The Clay Mathematics Institute will support the fellows’ research for a period of two to four years.

Dr Venkatesh completed an honours degree in mathematics at UWA and went as a Hackett Scholar to Princeton University where he received his PhD in 2002.

He has made major progress in counting and equidistribution problems in automorphic forms and number theory. His research areas include representation theory, number theory, locally symmetric spaces and ergodic theory.

The Clay Mathematics Institute is a private, non-profit foundation dedicated to increasing and disseminating mathematical knowledge.

 

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