Kiran Kedlaya

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Kiran Kedlaya
Born July 1974 (age 39)
Silver Spring, Maryland
Nationality American
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of California, San Diego
MIT
Alma mater MIT (Ph.D. 2000)
Princeton (M.A. 1997)
Harvard (B.A. 1996)
Doctoral advisor Aise Johan de Jong

Kiran Sridhara Kedlaya (/ˈkɪrən ˈʃrdər kɛdˈlɑːjə/;[1] born July 1974) is an Indian American mathematician. He currently is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego.

At age 16, Kedlaya won a gold medal at the International Mathematics Olympiad,[2] and would later win a silver and another gold medal. While an undergraduate student at Harvard, he was a three-time Putnam Fellow. A 1996 article by The Harvard Crimson described him as "the best college-age student in math in the United States".[3]

Kedlaya was runner-up for the 1996 Morgan Prize, for a paper[4] in which he substantially improved on results of Babai and Sós (1985)[5] on the size of the largest product-free subset of a finite group of order n.

He gave an invited talk at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2010, on the topic of "Number Theory".[6]

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mit.edu/~kedlaya/about-my-name.html
  2. ^ "Silver Spring whiz kid brings home the gold". Washington Times. July 20, 1990. 
  3. ^ Hsu, Geoffrey C. (June 6, 1996). "Breaking the Curve". The Harvard Crimson. 
  4. ^ ——— (1997). "Large Product-Free Subsets of Finite Groups". Journal of Combinatorial Theory. Series A 77 (2): 339–343. doi:10.1006/jcta.1997.2715. 
  5. ^ Babai, L.; Sós, V. T. (1985). "Sidon sets in groups and induced subgraphs of Cayley graphs". European Journal of Combinatorics 6: 101–114. 
  6. ^ "ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897". International Congress of Mathematicians. 
  7. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-27.

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