Akshay Venkatesh

1981 - Today

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Akshay Venkatesh (born 21 November 1981) is an Australian mathematician and a professor (since 15 August 2018) at the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study. His research interests are in the fields of counting, equidistribution problems in automorphic forms and number theory, in particular representation theory, locally symmetric spaces, ergodic theory, and algebraic topology.He is the only Australian to have won medals at both the International Physics Olympiad and International Mathematical Olympiad, which he did at the age of 12.In 2018, he was awarded the Fields Medal for his synthesis of analytic number theory, homogeneous dynamics, topology, and representation theory. He is the second Australian and the second person of Indian descent to win the Fields Medal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akshay Venkatesh has received more than 474,720 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Akshay Venkatesh is the 824th most popular mathematician (down from 746th in 2019), the 939th most popular biography from India (down from 716th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Indian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Akshay Venkatesh ranks 824 out of 828Before him are Steven Strogatz, Éva Tardos, Victor Glushkov, Lai-Sang Young, Pietro Boselli, and Maryna Viazovska. After him are Nikolai Durov and Daniel J. Bernstein.

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Among people born in 1981, Akshay Venkatesh ranks 719Before him are Sébastien Lefebvre, Jamelia, Lorena Ochoa, Silvan Zurbriggen, Seweryn Gancarczyk, and Dino Drpić. After him are Narsha, LeToya Luckett, Laurent Fressinet, Erik Guay, Nicolas Penneteau, and Sun Tiantian.

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Among people born in India, Akshay Venkatesh ranks 939 out of 1,227Before him are Kunjarani Devi (1968), Supriya Pathak (1961), Kanika Kapoor (1978), Abhijeet Bhattacharya (1958), Ashoke Sen (1956), and Shiva Rajkumar (1961). After him are Ramesh Krishnan (1961), Sanal Edamaruku (1955), Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (1956), Ashutosh Gowariker (1964), Sunil Mittal (1957), and Fardeen Khan (1974).


Among mathematicians born in India, Akshay Venkatesh ranks 14Before him are Bhāskara I (600), Nilakantha Somayaji (1444), D. R. Kaprekar (1905), S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (1940), J. H. C. Whitehead (1904), and Harish-Chandra (1923).