Indian origin Mathematics professor in US, Manjul Bhargava has consented for Narendra Modi’s education project Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) programme to rope in eminent scholars and scientists abroad to teach students at IITs and central universities. Bhargava met HRD Minister Smriti Irani and agreed to ‘recruit’ scientists in the US and across the world to participate in the GIAN.
Knowledge is Wealth
Manjul Bhargava is known primarily for his contributions to Number Theory.
In 2014, Bhargava was awarded the Fields Medal, a Mathematician’s Nobel Prize.
Manjul Bhargava has an Erdos Number of 2.
The Erdős number describes the “collaborative distance” between the great mathematician Paul Erdős and another person. It is measured by authorship of mathematical papers. Albert Einstein had an Erdos number of Two.
The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is the largest conference in the world dedicated for mathematics. It hosted by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) once in every four years.
In 2010, the ICM was hosted in Hyderabad, India. In 2014 – Seoul, South Korea. The venue for 2018 Congress is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.