University of Florida
Mathematics Department Eleventh Erdos Colloquium
by Professor Akshay Venkatesh ^{*}Stanford University on
Geometry of Numbers, Old and New
^{*}
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Professor Akshay Venkatesh has made
far reaching contributions to a wide variety of areas of
mathematics including number theory, automorphic forms,
representation theory, locally symmetric spaces, and
ergodic theory, by himself and in collaboration with
several mathematicians. He received his PhD in 2002
from Princeton under the direction of Professor Peter
Sarnak. In his thesis he realized the first step of
a program proposed by Langlands of counting automorphic
forms by analytic methods. He was C. L. E. Moore Instructor
at MIT (2002-04) after which he was a Clay Research Fellow.
He was appointed Associate Professor at Courant Institute,
NYU in 2004. In 2007 he was recognized with the Salem Prize
and the Packard Fellowship. And now at the very young age
of 27, he has been elevated to the rank of Full Professor
at Stanford University. In December 2008 he was awarded
the SASTRA
Ramanujan Prize.
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