[caption id="attachment_7170" align="alignright" width="320"]Prof. Ken Ono Prof. Ken Ono (Image Courtesy: OU Math Club)[/caption]

As part of the National Mathematics Day 2014 on 22nd December, Gonit Sora (http://gonitsora.com) in association with Sciensation Media (Pune) and Gyanome.org organised a mini web conference wherein various eminent mathematicians from India and abroad shared their perspectives on mathematics. For Gonit Sora, Manjil Saikia had a conversation with Prof. Ken Ono which we reproduce here verbatim (except for correction of slight mistakes and eliminating speech pauses, etc). The conversation was transcribed by Kritashri Sukanya and Ananya Guha.

Prof. Ken Ono is the Asa Griggs Chandler Professor of Mathematics at Emory Univesity in the USA. He is a well known number theorist and is recognised through out the world for his work related to the mathematics of Ramanujan. He has held numerous positions earlier and also serves on the editorial boards of numerous reputed journals specialising in number theory. Recently his work on mock theta functions was selected by Discover magazine as the second best scientific work of the year (2014).

[caption id="attachment_6926" align="alignleft" width="294"] James Maynard (Photo by Eleanor Grant)[/caption] The prestigious 2014 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize was awarded to Dr. James Maynard, a 27 year old mathematician from Oxford University who specializes in number theory. The prize, established in 2005, is awarded annually to young mathematicians...

প্ৰফেচৰ জয়ন্ত বিষ্ণু নাৰ্লিকাৰ এজন প্ৰখ্যাত ভাৰতীয় ব্ৰহ্মাণ্ডবিজ্ঞানী (cosmologist)। গতানুগতিকতাৰ পৰা ফালৰি কাটি যিসকল ব্যক্তিয়ে সফলতা অৰ্জন কৰিবলৈ সক্ষম হৈছে, নাৰ্লিকাৰ সেইসকলৰ অন্যতম। পুণেৰ আন্তঃবিশ্ববিদ্যালয় জ্যোতিৰ্বিজ্ঞান আৰু জ্যোতিঃপদাৰ্থবিজ্ঞান প্ৰতিষ্ঠান, IUCAA (Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics)ৰ প্ৰতিস্থাপক সঞ্চালক প্ৰফেচৰ নাৰ্লিকাৰ বৰ্তমান সেই প্ৰতিষ্ঠানৰেঅৱসৰ-প্ৰাপ্ত অধ্যাপক...