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Indian-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava is among 3 people to solve the famous 1959 problem, win the prize



Indian-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava is one of the 3 winners of The Cipriani Foyce Prize


Eminent Indian-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava, who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, has been jointly selected by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for the inaugural Cipriani Foyce Prize in Operator Theory.

Along with Nikhil Srivastava, two other award winners are Adam Marcus and Daniel Spielman. Adam Marcus is the Chair of Combinatorial Analysis at the cole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Daniel Spielman is the Stirling Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Statistics and Data Science, and Professor of Mathematics.

A media release stated that the award recognizes his highly original work, which introduced and developed methods for understanding specific polynomials of matrices, namely the iterative sparsification method (also in collaboration with Batson) and adding polynomials. method, stated in a media release.

“Together, these ideas provided a powerful toolkit with many applications, most notably in the success paper of the three “Interlacing Family II: Mixed Characteristic Polynomials and the Kadison–Singer Problem” (Annals of Mathematics, 2015), which was famous for ” Paving solves the problem “. ‘ in operator theory, devised in 1959 by Richard Cadison and Isador Singer,” said the American Mathematical Society.

In a joint statement, the three awardees said they would like to acknowledge this on behalf of the many people whose work contributed to the solution to the Cadison-Singer problem.

“Our partnership was the final chapter in an amazing story that we hope will inspire similar solutions to difficult problems in the future,” he said.

The award will be presented to Professor Nikhil Srivastava and his colleagues on January 5 next year at the 2022 Joint Mathematics Meeting in Seattle, described as “the largest mathematics gathering in the world”.

The Cipriani Foyce Award is the third major award won by Nikhil Srivastava, who had previously jointly won the George Pola Award in 2014 and the Held Award in 2021.

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