A Number Theorist Who Bridges Math and Time

Akshay Venkatesh, a world-leading mathematician and recent appointee to the Faculty of the Institute, has been awarded a 2018 Fields Medal for his “profound contributions to an exceptionally broad range of subjects in mathematics.” Quanta's Erica Klarreich writes:

“Most mathematicians struggle to describe the full range of Venkatesh’s diverse mathematical contributions, which build bridges from number theory to distant fields such as algebraic topology and dynamical systems. He is known for moving into an area of mathematics, transforming it, and then moving on.”

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