Infosys Prize in Mathematics 2015

IAS Prelims 2023

Professor Mahan Maharaj is the winner of a Rs. 65 lakh-prize for his work in geometry.

The highly-regarded mathematics professor who has just been appointed by the elite Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, has won the coveted Infosys Prize in Mathematics.

The prize was awarded to him “for his outstanding contributions to geometric group theory, low-dimensional topology and complex geometry”.

The 47-year-old became a monk in 1998 by joining the monastic order of the Ramakrishna Mission. At that time he was pursuing his PhD in California.

In 2011, he won the of India’s top science prizes–the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award.