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Manjul Bhargava

Manjul Bhargava

Manjul Bhargava is a Canadian-American Mathematician. He was born into an Indian family. He was born on 8 August 1974 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is known for his contributions to number theory. 

The inspiration to become a Mathematician came from his mother who was a mathematician too.  

Manjul Bhargava
Manjul Bhargava

Manjul Bhargava Education

  1. He has done his primary education in Long Island, New York. By the age of 14, He completed his schooling in the field of mathematics and computer science. For his higher education, he went to North Massapequa and studied in Plainedge High School.
  2. In 1992, He got graduated.
  3. In 1996, He obtained his B.A. from Harvard University.
  4. In 1996, when he was undergraduate, he was awarded the Morgan Prize for his research. 
  5. He went to Princeton University, to pursue graduate studies. Here he worked with Andrew Wiles and received his Ph.D. in 2001.
  6. In 2001–02, He was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study.
  7. In 2001–02, He worked as a Mathematics Professor at Harvard University. 
  8. From 2002 to 2010 He worked at Princeton University as Full-time Professor.
  9. In 2010, In Leiden University, He was appointed to the Stieltjes Chair.

Manjul Bhargava Work Life

He worked as a Mathematics Professor in various Colleges and Universities: 

Princeton University, Leiden University, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, the University of Hyderabad, and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. 

Manjul Bhargava Books and Resesrch Works

Finite Simple Groups: Thirty Years of the Atlas and Beyond (Contemporary Mathematics)

Quadratic and Higher Degree Forms (Developments in Mathematics)

Some of His Research Works:

  • The Factorial Function and Generalizations
  • A New View on Gauss Composition, and Quadratic Generalizations: Higher Composition Laws I
  • On Cubic Analogues of Gauss Composition: Higher Composition Laws II
  • The Parametrization of Quartic Rings: Higher Composition Laws III
  • The parametrization of Quintic Rings: Higher composition laws IV
  • The density of discriminants of quartic rings and fields
  • The density of discriminants of quintic rings and fields
  • Journal of the European Mathematical Society.

Contributions of Manjul Bhargava in Mathematics

In His Ph.D. thesis, He has generalized Gauss’s classical law for the composition of the binary quadratic form. 

He has done research on many mathematical concepts like

quadratic forms, algebraic number fields, arithmetic theory. 

Here is the list of few contributions:

  • Fourteen new Gauss-style composition laws.
  • Proof that most hyperelliptic curves over Q have no rational points.
  • Quintic number fields.
  • Proofs of the first known cases of the Cohen-Lenstra-Martinet heuristics for class groups.
  • Determination of the asymptotic density of discriminants of quartic.
  • A novel generalization of the factorial function.
  • Proof of the 290 theorems.
  • Proof that the average rank of all elliptic curves over Q  is bounded.

In 2015, He and his co-worker proved Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture for a positive proportion of elliptic curves.

Interesting facts about Manjul Bhargava

Bhargava is also an expert tabla player, He learned Tabla from Zakir Hussain. He also an expert in Sanskrit. He is an admirer of Sanskrit poetry. He has also a genius in Vedic Mathematics.

Awards and Rewards under the name of Manjul Bhargava

Bhargava was awarded:

  • In 1996, He was awarded Morgan Prize.
  • In 1996, He was awarded Hoopes Prize.
  • In 1996, He was awarded Hertz Fellowship.
  • In 2003, He was awarded Hasse Prize. 
  • In 2005, He was awarded the Clay Research Award.
  • In 2005, He was awarded the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize.
  • In 2003, He was awarded Blumenthal Award.
  • In 2008, He was awarded Cole Prize by the American Mathematical Society.
  • In 2009, The Face of the Future award at the India Abroad Person of the Year ceremony in New York City.
  • In 2011, He was awarded the Fermat Prize. 
  • In 2011, He was awarded as the Simons Lecturer at MIT.
  • In 2011, In Lexington, Kentucky, he delivered the Hedrick lectures of the MAA.
  • In 2012, He was awarded Infosys Prize in mathematics.
  • In 2012, He was been invited for he Simons Investigator Award.
  • In 2012, He became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
  • In 2013, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
  • In 2014, He was awarded a second prize, India Abroad Publisher’s Prize for Special Excellence.
  • In 2014, At the International Congress of Mathematicians, he was awarded the Fields Medal 
  • In 2015, He was awarded the Padma Bhushan.
  • In 2017, Bhargava was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Quotes By Manjul Bhargava

” Right and taking initiative on their own. If you are passionate about something, its not available in the school you are in, you do it on your own “.

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