**Develop** your talent.**Realize** your potential.**Achieve** your goals.

**Develop** your talent.**Realize** your potential.**Achieve** your goals.

Do you have the spirit?

In order to honor the legacy of Srinivasa Ramanujan, the Spirit of Ramanujan STEM Talent Initiative supports emerging engineers, mathematicians, and scientists who lack traditional institutional support through financial grants and mentorship opportunities.

Who we are.

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STEM Advisor to the Provost at the University of Virginia

Marvin Rosenblum Professor of Mathematics

R. Brandon Fradd Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University

National Coach, U.S. International Mathematics Olympiad Team

Founder, Expii.com

National Coach, U.S. International Mathematics Olympiad Team

Founder, Expii.com

Curriculum Developer, Art of Problem Solving

Vice President of Production, Pressman Film

Canada Research Chair in Mathematics, University of British Columbia

The Spirit of Ramanujan logo is inspired by Ramanujan’s beautiful formula for the number 3 expressed as an **infinite nested** radical:

As is typical of many of Ramanujan’s formulas, this tidbit turns out to be a glimpse of a general phenomenon.

Applications closed for 2023.

We’re here to foster your passion for math and science. Ambitious, exceptional students often need resources that don’t exist in the traditional classroom.

The 2023 search is complete. Please check back in late 2024 for an update.

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Apply by

April 30, 2023

to be considered

for 2023 awards.

We’re here to foster your passion for math and science. Ambitious, exceptional students often need resources that don’t exist in the traditional classroom.

Although offers will be made on a rolling basis, we will give full consideration to complete applications received by April 30, 2023.

STEM Advisor to the Provost at the University of Virginia

Marvin Rosenblum Professor of Mathematics

R. Brandon Fradd Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University

National Coach, U.S. International Mathematics Olympiad Team

Founder, Expii.com

National Coach, U.S. International Mathematics Olympiad Team

Founder, Expii.com

Curriculum Director, Art of Problem Solving

Vice President of Production, Pressman Film

Canada Research Chair in Mathematics, University of British Columbia

The Spirit of Ramanujan logo is inspired by Ramanujan’s beautiful formula for the number 3 expressed as an **infinite nested** radical:

Recreations of Ramanujan’s handwritten letters, produced for the film *The Man Who *

Knew Infinity.

Knew Infinity.

Meet the winners.

Shobhit is a high school student from Frisco, Texas. He is interested in few-shot and interpretable quantum machine learning and its applications to healthcare. He also conducts research with Case Western's Brain Imaging Laboratory, and he is currently working on a self-supervised Machine Learning algorithm that can outperform conventional methods with fewer data. Shobhit enjoys playing tennis, hanging out with friends, and listening to music outside of research. He will be working on explainable Machine Learning models for patient healthcare at Dana Farber's Cancer Institute this summer and plans on using his SOR fellowship on his machine learning research and mathematical endeavors.

Shobhit AgarwalUSA | 2023
Navvye Anand is a 16-year-old high schooler from New Delhi, India. Navvye’s discovered his love for mathematics at an early age when he started exploring number theory. In addition to his mathematical interests, Navvye is a polyglot, fluent in five languages. Navvye will use his Spirit of Ramanujan award to participate in the Wolfram High School Research Program. He plans to apply his skills in computational mathematics to preserve an indigenous and endangered language, Kangri. Navvye will also use the SOR scholarship to attend the prestigious Euler Circle.

Navvye AnandIndia | 2023
Okezue is an incoming freshman at Stanford planning to study the intersection of math and the engineering sciences. He has conducted research at Harvard Medical School, the Boston Children's Hospital, the MIT Media Lab, and more, studying neuroscience through a variety of lenses, including patient-facing care, neural interfaces, and genetics. Okezue's SOR Fellowship is for his research at BCH that aimed to develop more accurate distance metrics to improve the quality single-cell omics analyses. Bell plans to continue his STEM research, volunteerism, and social enterprises in college and plans to work with a neuro engineering-focused research group this summer.

Okezue BellUSA | 2023
Devesh is a 15 year old high school student who hails from Jalgaon, India. He is an International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) gold medalist and a recipient of the 2020 Indian Prime Minister's National Child Award. He earned perfect SAT scores in mathematics as a 12 year old. He is the founder of NGO Fun Learning Youth which provides free education to underprivileged students. Beyond mathematics, he is a good cyclist and football player. His goal is to make a positive contribution to society. He intends to use the SOR fellowship for the AoPS online courses.

Devesh BhaiyaIndia | 2023
Achyut Bharadwaj is a 12th grade student from GEAR Innovative International School, Bangalore. He is passionate about number theory, abstract algebra, cryptography, and category theory. He is working on coming up with a new algebra for lists, and in an effort to popularize number theory among high-school students, a book on number theory. He also blogs on solutions to entertaining mathematical problems to showcase the fun in math. Achyut's other interests include music and basketball. He plays the piano and the flute, and enjoys creating a fusion of Western and Indian rhythms. He will use his SOR award to support his participation in PROMYS India.

Achyut BharadwajIndia | 2023
Mingyang Cen is a 10-year-old boy from Berkeley, California. He has earned an A or A+ in all math courses during his three years of study at the University of California at Berkeley, including graduate courses in pure mathematics. With the help of the SOR fellowship, Mingyang has been fascinated by the vast world of mathematics beyond college courses. He wants to follow Ramanujan's spirit to the heart of algebra and number theory.

Mingyang CenUSA | 2023
Swayam is a talented student hailing from Nepal, whose passion for mathematics spans various domains like number theory, geometry, and statistics. He has excelled in numerous national and international math competitions. In Nepal, he actively engages with national organizations to promote STEM education. Beyond mathematics, he finds joy in music, soccer, and creating simulations. The SOR fellowship will provide Swayam the opportunity to participate in PROMYS, where he will focus on a research in number theory.

Swayam ChaulagainNepal | 2023
William Cheah is a 14-year-old student from Melbourne, Australia. He has an ongoing passion for STEM, mathematical research programs, competitive sport and music. He is an International Mathematics Olympiad medalist who enjoys creating olympiad problems and studying advanced university subjects. William lectures at the annual Australian School of Excellence and mentors at the mathematics club he co-founded.

William CheahAustralia | 2023
Iz, who hails from California, is a high school junior currently conducting research in representation theory. Iz loves studying higher-level topics in mathematics and plans to major in mathematics in college. Apart from math, Iz enjoys studying screenwriting, watching documentaries at 2 AM, and playing and listening to music (sometimes also at 2 AM). Iz will use the SOR fellowship to return to Ross as a junior counselor and advanced researcher.

Iz ChenUSA | 2023
Anas Chentouf is an undergraduate at MIT studying mathematics and computer science. Originally from Algeria, Anas grew up in Oman and Kuwait, which has instilled in him a unique perspective as a third culture kid. He is passionate about number theory and is captivated by its inherent beauty and its connections to other fields of mathematics. Anas also enjoys problem-solving in theoretical computer science and cryptography. Apart from academics, he has a penchant for learning languages and enjoys soccer.

Anas ChentoufAlgeria, Kuwait, Oman | 2023
Krittika is a high school student from Chandigarh, India. She is an enthusiastic mathematician with a keen interest in exploring the interdisciplinary frontiers of mathematics and computer science. Her interests are in number theory and statistics. She was also a part of exploration labs at PROMYS Boston, 2022 where she worked on partitions and compositions, and is currently researching Artin-Hasse exponential functions. Beyond her mathematical pursuits, she actively engages in various activities such as chess, badminton, table tennis, and playing the guitar. Krittika will use her SOR Fellowship to support her participation in PROMYS India.

Krittika Garg India | 2023
Angel is a rising high school senior from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She is passionate about astronomy, physics, and mathematics and she strives to find ways to support outreach of those fields in her community. Outside of STEM, Angel enjoys writing, spoken word poetry, and playing the violin. She will use her Spirit of Ramanujan Award to support her participation in the Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics.

Angel Hu USA | 2023
Hailing from New Delhi, India, Abhishek is a junior at IIIT Delhi. He has taken graduate courses in complex analysis, functional analysis and number theory. He has already written 5 papers in analytic number theory. He will use his Spirit of Ramanujan Award to continue his research in number theory.

Abhishek Jha India | 2023
Shihan Kanungo is a 13-year-old freshman at Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California. He loves number theory and algebra. He is currently doing group research in MIT PRIMES-USA with Dr. Felix Gotti (MIT) and Dr. Jim Coykendall (Clemson University) in the area of commutative algebra, with an emphasis on factorization theory. He loves to learn about all topics in math and has taken several advanced college level courses at Euler Circle with Dr. Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo. Apart from math, Shihan’s other passion is music. He plays the violin and enjoys improvising in jazz. Shihan will use the SOR award to support his ongoing research in mathematics.

Shihan Kanungo USA | 2023
Alexandra Kim is a 16-year-old high school junior who hails from Pasadena, California. A Caroline D. Bradley Scholar and World Science Scholar, she conducts research at the intersection of math education, machine learning, and neuroscience. As the leader of her school's math club, she has excelled in nationwide math competitions and is passionate about extending STEM enrichment opportunities to underrepresented communities. Outside of math, she is co-editor-in-chief of her school's newspaper and an accomplished violinist, violist, and chamber musician. Alexandra will use her SOR Fellowship to support her participation in the Ross program this summer.

Alexandra Kim USA | 2023
Minhong is a high school student from South Korea who is passionate about mathematics and science. He is also interested in bioengineering. Outside of STEM, Minhong enjoys distance running, reading about history, and coaching soccer. He will use his Spirit of Ramanujan award to support his participation in the Summer Science Program in Genomics at Indiana University.

Minhong Kim Korea | 2023
Riley is a high school student from Tucson, Arizona. He first got very interested in math when he discovered the Art of Problem Solving. He has self-studied many of AoPS textbooks, and he has enjoyed some of the AoPS classes. He has participated in interesting competitions like the USAMTS, as well as reading science/stem textbooks. Outside of math, he enjoys learning about interesting coding problems, playing tennis and listening to music, and also has a Chess addiction. He is excited to use his SOR award to learn more cool abstract algebra and number theory stuff at PROMYS.

Riley KnutsonUSA | 2023
Niyathi is a high school student from Hockessin, Delaware. She enjoys learning and teaching math, and she has excelled in many national math competitions. She enjoys researching number theory and physics. She has submitted her first paper for peer-reviewed publication. She writes about STEM on her blog, “The Algebraic Arcanum.” In her free time, she loves to paint and listen to music. Niyathi will use her SOR Award to participate in PROMYS, where she will continue her research in number theory.

Niyathi Kukkapalli USA | 2023
Brian is a high school student from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California. He is passionate about various STEM subjects, such as mathematics and physics. He has won awards in national competitions such as the USAMO and USAPhO. Outside academics, he loves running, playing basketball, and listening to music. Currently, Brian is in the MIT PRIMES-USA program, where he is conducting mathematical research. Furthermore, he plans on returning to the ROSS mathematics program, as a junior counselor. He will use the SOR fellowship to support his participation in the ROSS program and PRIMES.

Brian LiUSA | 2023
Catherine Li is a high school junior from San Jose, CA. She has excelled in national-level olympiads in math, computer science, and computational linguistics, and she is a World Science Scholar. She has conducted independent research in graph theory and is currently participating in the MIT PRIMES-USA program, researching machine learning to predict the spread of virus variants. In her free time, Catherine loves reading, dancing, and performing in community concerts. She will use her Spirit of Ramanujan award to support her ongoing research.

Catherine LiUSA | 2023
Emma is a high school student from Fremont, California. She is a USAMO qualifier, a two-time Math Prize for Girls qualifier, and a three-time AIME qualifier. She also enjoys computer science. She is a USACO Gold contestant, and she has published three research papers that apply mathematics, physics and machine learning to real-world problems. Emma is very passionate about promoting more representation of girls and women in STEM. In her free time, Emma enjoys running and reading novels. She will use her SOR award to participate in the PROMYS summer program.

Emma LiUSA | 2023
Manu is a 14 year old homeschooled boy from Bengaluru, India. He is deeply passionate about math, with a special interest in number theory and combinatorics. He is a Davidson Young Science Scholar and a World Science Scholar. He has excelled in math competitions, and he was part of IMOTC 2023 (Indian Math Olympiad Training Camp), LIMIT (By Indian Statistical Institute), STEMs (By Chennai Mathematical Institute). He is a teaching assistant for the Raising a Mathematician Foundation. He will use his SoR award to take Art of Problem Solving courses. In his free time, he loves playing chess, ping pong, swimming and hiking.

Parameshwaran Manu India | 2023
Iliyas Noman is a rising freshman in college from Sofia, Bulgaria. He represented his country at the International Mathematical Olympiad, and he is a former participant in the Research Science Institute. He enjoys thinking about the world from a mathematical perspective, and he enjoys solving geometry problems in his head. In his free time Iliyas likes to hike and listen to podcasts. He conducts research in extremal and algebraic combinatorics and will use the SOR fellowship to support his research.

Iliyas NomanBulgaria | 2023
Estefania Olaiz is a student from Miami, Florida who aspires to become an astrophysicist. Her research interests include exoplanets, binary star systems, and gravitational wave astronomy. Outside of her studies, Estefania enjoys reading non-fiction books and playing the piano. She has been awarded the Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship, which she plans to use to support her research in exoplanet studies for NASA missions under the guidance of Dr. Peter Plavchan.

Estefania Olaiz USA | 2023
Sunaina is an incoming first year student at the Chennai Mathematics Institute. She represented India in European Girls Mathematics Olympiad in 2023, where she won a silver medal. She will use her 2023 Spirit of Ramanujan award to support her participation in PROMYS India 2023.

Sunaina Pati India | 2023
Saee is a 16-year-old self-taught girl from Pune, India. She loves Number Theory and theoretical Computer Science. She has audited undergraduate level courses from universities like CMI (Chennai Mathematical Institute), IISER, IIT Bombay, UPenn and Cornell. She is a former participant of the PROMYS program, she is a teaching assistant for the Raising A Mathematician Foundation. Apart from math, she performs Hindustani Classical music, and she enjoys trekking and sketching in her free time.

Saee Patil India | 2023
Hailing from the Phillipines, Lex is an advocate for quality math education. He won 1st place for the video “Math is _____” from the Global Math Project and donated the monetary prize to his local community that supports quality Math Education. In his spare time, he likes to build games using computers, and solve puzzles from Jane Street. His interests are developing Quantum-Algorithms for NP-Hard Math problems and making art using graphing calculators (e.g. Desmos). He will use the award to do research in Artin-Hasse Exponential Function for PROMYS-India at the Indian Institute of Science.

Lex Harie Pisco Philippines | 2023
Raghav is a high school student who hails from Pune, India. He is deeply interested in mathematics and computer science. Raghav is mentored by Mr. Vinay Nair. He is a three time participant in the prestigious Epsilon India camp. He has represented India internationally in mathematics competitions, most notably in the finals of FSJM in Lausanne, Switzerland. When math isn’t keeping him busy, he plays chess. Raghav will use his SOR award to support his participation in the PACT program, expanding his knowledge in computer science.

Raghav Jeyan PrabuIndia | 2023
Yunjia Quan is a high school student from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a passionate math researcher who has published her post-quantum cryptography research in IEEE Access as the solo author, and she has won the 3rd Place Grand Award in Mathematics at the International Science and Engineering Fair. She is a two-time USA(J)MO qualifier, and she won the Outstanding Award in the International Math Modeling Challenge. She also enjoys playing the violin, writing, and skydiving outside of her mathematics research. She will use her SOR fellowship on her participation in the Stanford University Mathematics Camp.

Yunjia Quan USA | 2023
Gitanjali Rao is an inventor, aspiring scientist, and an active promoter of STEM. She is a recipient of an EPA Presidential award for her patented invention of an innovative lead contamination detection tool. She is also the inventor of “Epione”—a device for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction using genetic engineering. She has been honored as Forbes “30 Under 30 in Science,” as TIME’s “Top Young Innovator,” among many other awards. She will use her Spirit of Ramanujan Award to support her research and service in STEM.

Gitanjali Rao USA | 2023
Akilan Sankaran is a sophomore from Albuquerque, New Mexico. His primary interests in mathematics are number theory and real analysis. Two of his recent projects won top honors in the Broadcom MASTERS competition and the Regeneron ISEF. Akilan is an active participant in mathematics contests such as the USAMTS. Akilan is also an aspiring pianist: he attended the 2022 Verbier Festival. He gave his concerto debut with the New Mexico Philharmonic, and he has performed at Carnegie Hall. Akilan also runs track and cross-country, competes in Science Olympiad, and writes for his school newspaper. He will use the Spirit of Ramanujan Award to support his participation in the Ross program.

Akilan SankaranUSA | 2023
Moomuksha, a passionate high school student from Mumbai, India, excels in diverse domains such as math and aeronautics. She actively contributes to spreading math education in her community by volunteering and designing a curriculum for younger children. Beyond mathematics, Moomuksha has achieved a state-level gold medal in taekwondo and conducted research in aeronautics. She will use her SOR fellowship to participate in PROMYS India, where she will be researching quadratic forms.

Moomuksha ShrimaliIndia | 2023
James is a 9 year old from Southlake, Texas. He is passionate about number theory, and he has taken college level courses in discrete mathematics. He has excelled in national and international math competitions, and he is currently participating in a mathematical research program through Texas A&M University. Outside of math, James enjoys programming, skiing, and parkour. He will use his Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to support his participation in the Math in the Mountains summer camp.

James StewartUSA | 2023
Anushka Tonapi is a high school freshman from Bangalore, India. Passionate about mathematics and computer science, she wrote her first research article on Factoring Non-Monic Quadratic Equations when she was in 6th grade. Anushka won the Broadcom MASTERS award and represented India as a delegate at Broadcom MASTERS International in 2022. This year she won the grand award at the IRIS Nation Science Fair in the Math category and will represent India as an ISEF finalist in Dallas, Texas, USA. Beyond math and computer science, she loves playing chess, swimming, creative writing, and practicing Carnatic music. Anushka will use her SOR Fellowship to help support her participation in the PACT program.

Anushka TonapiIndia | 2023
Xun Wang is a 3rd-year undergraduate student majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor. His passion is in analytic number theory, and he has already
published original research on Diophantine equations and problems related to the Manin Conjecture. His works rely on a variant of the celebrated “Circle Method” that Hardy and Ramanujan invented together in their work on the partition function. In his spare time Xun enjoys playing tennis and solving Rubik's Cube. He will use his Spirit of Ramanujan Award to continue his research in analytic number theory under the guidance of Peter Humphries at the University of Virginia.

Xun WangChina | 2023
Julia Xiang is a high school freshman from California who is passionate about mathematics and STEM. Over the years, she has studied advanced mathematics and performed well in state and national level math contests. She is also a mentor for her local middle school’s Mathcounts Club. Outside of doing math, she loves solving puzzles of all kinds, playing piano, and physics. Julia will use her SOR Award to support her participation in the Ross Mathematics Program.

Julia XiangUSA | 2023
Abdulhafeez is a 19-year-old who hails from Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a
mathematics undergraduate student at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and an
experienced LaTeX typesetter who loves typing and reading in his free time. He
first learned about advanced integration techniques from the Romanian
Mathematical Magazine, and he is now conducting original research on special
functions. He has proposed a new elementary proof for Malmsten's integral
formula, new integral representations for the Bessel functions, and a formula for
pi arising from one of Ramanujan’s results on elliptic integrals. He will use his
Spirit of Ramanujan Award to continue his research in special functions, as well
as other areas of interest to Ramanujan.

Abdulhafeez AbdulsalamNigeria | 2022
Okezue is a high school student from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He is interested in new modalities of interfacing with human biology, such as with human-computer interfaces. He conducts research with the MIT Media Lab Fluid Interfaces Group, and is working on building a low-cost and robust prosthesis. Okezue also enjoys playing tennis, golf, and chess outside of his academic research. He will be attending the RSI program this summer, and he plans on using his SOR fellowship on his prosthesis research and other mathematical pursuits.

Okezue BellUSA | 2022
Kalash, who hails from Maharashtra, India, is a passionate budding computer scientist, emerging mathematician, high schooler, and explorer who aims to make the world a better place. She runs a nonprofit organization in education, and she has attended various international mathematical camps and seminars. She has excelled in prestigious mathematics olympiads, such as USAMO, IJMO, and SEAMO. She will use her award to support her participation in the prestigious Innovation School by Makers' Asylum and UNESCO, where she will be conducting research in engineering and robotics.

Kalash BhaiyaIndia | 2022
Akshaya is a high school sophomore from Virginia, USA. She loves learning new concepts in mathematics, and enjoys applying them to solve real world problems. She also enjoys playing tennis, and is a member of her school's varsity team. She is an accomplished pianist and violinist who also enjoys singing (Carnatic) and dancing (Bharatanatyam). Her other interests include Physics and Computer Science. Within Mathematics, she has published two papers and has excelled in national level mathematics competitions. Akshaya will use her SOR Fellowship to support her participation in the PROMYS program.

Akshaya ChakravarthyUSA | 2022
Parth Chavan is a high school junior from Pune, India. He is an aspiring number theorist and a combinatorialist who is following in the footsteps of Srinivasa Ramanujan. He is conducting research on special functions under the guidance of Professor Christophe Vignat (Tulane University, USA) and pattern avoiding permutations with a given RSK shape under Professor Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo (Euler Circle). He has already written two professional research papers in combinatorics and number theory, with several more in the works. Apart from mathematics, he enjoys swimming and chess. Parth will use his Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to take advanced classes in mathematics at Euler Circle, and to support his research in number theory and algebraic combinatorics with Professors Vignat and Rubinstein-Salzedo.

Parth ChavanIndia | 2022
Sarth Chavan is a high school junior from Pune, India. He is an aspiring number theorist whose research interests include: special functions, classical analysis, and analytic number theory. He works in the areas developed by Srinivasa Ramanujan. He is currently conducting research on special functions under the guidance of Professor Christophe Vignat (Tulane University, USA). He has written several professional research papers in mathematics. Apart from mathematics, he enjoys swimming, reading and listening to music. Sarth will use his Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to take advanced classes in mathematics at Euler Circle, and to support his research in number theory with Prof. Christophe Vignat.

Sarth ChavanIndia | 2022
William, who hails from Victoria, Australia enjoys creating problems and inventing efficient methods to solve them. He will represent Australia at the 2022 International Mathematical Olympiad. He has lectured at the Australian School of Excellence and is currently undertaking advanced university subjects. An accomplished pianist and violinist and a varsity athlete, he loves how mathematics, music and sport intertwine. William also enjoys informatics, chess, linguistics and mentoring at the mathematics club he co-founded. He will use the SOR fellowship to participate in research programs and mathematics camps, and to obtain advanced mathematical resources.

William CheahAustralia | 2022
Ahitagni Das is a rising junior hailing from the foothills of Darjeeling, India. He has actively been involved with research for the past two years and has recently worked on forming classical analogs of quantum tunneling. He is currently working on finding frugal and ecofriendly ways of converting plastic waste to graphene which has a wide array of applications! He loves teaching and is also very involved with science and mathematics exposition. He is a budding astronomer and astrophotographer and regularly writes science and math articles at Cantor’s Paradise. His hobbies include painting, Japanese ceramic arts, and listening to music. Ahitagni will use his fellowship to pursue research on relativity and cosmology with Professor David Kaplan of Johns Hopkins University thru the Pioneer Research Program.

Ahitagni DasIndia | 2022
Reiyah is a high school sophomore who hails from Apex, North Carolina. She loves math. She is a World Science Scholar, and a Davidson Institute Young Scholar. She is the student coach of her school's junior high math team, and she is founding a math club at her school. Outside of math, Reiyah has a passion for English. She is the head writer for her school's newspaper, and she enjoys writing short stories. She will use her SOR Fellowship to support her participation in the Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC), to be held in San Marcos, Texas.

Reiyah JacobsUSA | 2022
Khyathi is a 17-year-old student from Tamil Nadu, India. She is interested in Number Theory and Category Theory. Currently, she is working on research projects focused on Category Theory, Mathematical Logic, and Graph Neural Networks. Apart from Mathematics, she is interested in Programming, Physics, and Philosophy. Khyathi will use her SOR to support her participation in the Ross Mathematics Program.

Khyathi KomalanIndia | 2022
Catherine Li is a 15-year-old who hails from San Jose, CA. She completed the California high school math curriculum in 6th grade, and she has mastered many advanced subjects in mathematics. Catherine has excelled in national mathematics competitions, and she is an expert computer programmer. She enjoys playing piano and violin. Catherine will use her SOR Award to participate in the prestigious Canada/USA MathCamp.

Catherine LiUSA | 2022
Jiahui (Stella) Li is a high school junior from Troy, New York. Her interests range from mathematics to music to filmmaking. She founded a math interest group, a musical ensemble, and a Bilibili channel with over 300k views. In the past year, she conducted number theoretic research on zeros of L-functions and submitted her paper to a peer-reviewed journal. She is a Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair finalist and a U.S. semifinalist for the S.-T. Yau High School Science Award, a research competition organized by Fields Medalist Shing-Tung Yau. She will be using her Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to support her participation in the Ross Mathematics Program.

Jiahui LiUSA | 2022
Andrew is a high school senior from Chicago, Illinois, whose primary interests include mathematics, astronomy, and physics. He has excelled in national level olympiads—this summer, he will be representing the USA at the International Olympiad for Astronomy and Astrophysics—he has also conducted original research in combinatorics and orbital physics. In his spare time, Andrew is an accomplished violinist and a Rubik's cube enthusiast. He will use his SOR award to support his ongoing research in astronomy, mathematics, and physics.

Andrew LiuUSA | 2022
Tejo is an 11-year-old who hails from Cupertino, California. He is fascinated by math and uses resources available on the internet to learn varied topics in higher mathematics. He is particularly interested in Number Theory, Geometry, and Combinatorics. He has excelled in several math competitions. Tejo will use his Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to support his participation in the Awesome Math and the Euler Circle.

Tejo MadhavarapuUSA | 2022
Nilay Mishra is a 16-year-old high school junior from Saratoga, California. He has been involved in math from a very young age, excelling in nationwide math tournaments. He has attended the Ross Mathematics Program and SUMaC's Program II camp. He is currently conducting original research in differential geometry in the MIT Primes-USA program. Nilay enjoys long-distance running and writing for his school newspaper. Nilay plans to use his SOR award to support his ongoing and future research.

Nilay MishraUSA | 2022
Misheel Otgonbayar is a freshman college student who represented Mongolia at the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO). He achieved a gold medal in 2020. He loves studying and thinking about how ideas from different fields of mathematics interact. He also likes to study physics and computer science and see ideas from math in a different role. He will use the Spirit of Ramanujan Award to support his research in Number Theory at University of Virginia.

Misheel OtgonbayarMongolia | 2022
Victoria is a rising high school junior from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her interests are mainly in art, computer science, and math. This year she participated in the NM Supercomputing challenge, where her STEM + Art award winning project “Art With Tech” visualized art and math concepts using computer science. She is involved in Speech and Debate, Science Olympiad, Those Who Code, her high school's varsity Tennis Team, and more! In her free time she draws and paints, plays piano and reads. She has represented New Mexico at several invitational national chess tournaments such as the Barber, Ruth Herring and Polgar Invitational. She will use the SOR award to support her participation in the Ross Program.

Victoria OutkinUSA | 2022
Saee is a 15-year-old self-taught girl from Pune, India. She loves Number Theory and Theoretical Computer Science. She has audited multiple undergraduate level courses from universities like CMI (Chennai Mathematical Institute), Cornell and UPenn. She is a PROMYS alumnus and a volunteer for the Raising A Mathematician Foundation. She loves to explore unconventional mathematics and computer science with young children. Apart from math, she enjoys trekking, sketching, singing, reading and listening to music. She will use her SOR Fellowship to support her work in theoretical computer science with Prof. Rajiv Gandhi at Rutgers University.

Saee PatilIndia | 2022
A high school student from Assam, India, Sunaina is in her senior year. She founded a math club, and she enjoys digital arts. She has excelled in many math competitions. Aside from being an INMO awardee in grade 10, she placed 8th in the India EGMO TSTs. In addition, she writes a math blog, where she shares the beauty and charm of mathematics. The SOR fellowship will support her participation in Awesome Math and Stanford ULO courses.

Sunaina PatiIndia | 2022
Amy is a high school student from Morrow, Georgia, who is a budding chemist. Her ongoing research started out as a project in the basement of her family home, and has blossomed into an ISEF award winning entry. Her interests are in environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry, and oceanography, to name a few. She is a leader on her school's swim team, as well as her county's Youth Commission. Amy will use her SOR Fellowship to facilitate her research with Dr. Cass Parker in ecosystem remediation by a non-invasive removal of immiscible pollutants from water.

Amy PhamUSA | 2022
Vishak is a 16-year-old high school junior from Sunnyvale, CA. He is passionate about applied math, especially statistical and computational models and their interdisciplinary applications. He has excelled in national and international contests in computer science, math, and physics, and he has already published original research in applied mathematics and computer science. He has also applied his analytical and computational skills working for various non-profit organizations. He enjoys badminton, biking, and is an avid Jeopardy! and trivia fan. Vishak will use his SOR award to support his ongoing and future interdisciplinary research projects at the intersection of math, computer science, biology, economics, and other social sciences.

Srikanth VishakUSA | 2022
Edward is a high school student from Seattle, Washington. He has been captivated by the thrill of solving interesting math puzzles since he was very young boy. He participated in several national math competitions, which has ignited his passion for math research. Besides math, Edward loves reading, bullet chess, performing chamber music, and taking random walks. Edward is currently conducting research in graph theory with the MIT PRIMES-USA program, and he will use his SOR Fellowship to support this research.

Edward YuUSA | 2022
Qiao "Tiger" Zhang is a 14-year-old high school freshman from California. He is a budding mathematician and avid musician who finds eternal beauty in math, science, and music. Tiger started exploring math and music at a young age. He rederived many facts and theorems, took advanced math courses, and excelled in national math and music competitions. Tiger is a Mathematical Olympiad Program participant, Spotlight Award semifinalist, and Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition semifinalist. He is devoted to spreading his passion for math and music to his community. Tiger will use his Spirit of Ramanujan award to support his participation in the Canada/USA Mathcamp.

Qiao ZhangUSA | 2022
Yiwen (Sharon) Zhou is a junior college student from China. With a keen interest in algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry, she has taken graduate courses in algebra and representation theory. Outside of math, she is also a landscape photographer and does research in paleontology. Sharon is excited to use the Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to conduct summer research in number theory at the University of Virginia.

Yiwen ZhouChina | 2022
Mingyang Cen is an 8-year-old boy from the San Francisco Bay Area who has been fascinated by pure math since a very young age. After Mingyang exhausted his local school math curriculum, he has continued his mathematical exploration at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has earned A+ grades in his math courses. The SOR fellowship will provide essential resources and extra enrichment programs for Mingyang to fulfill his curiosity about Analysis, Topology, Geometry, and Algebra through programs such as Art of Problem Solving.

Mingyang Cen USA | 2021
Kaylee Chen is a 15-year-old who hails from Irmo, South Carolina. She is an accomplished classical pianist and violinist who also enjoys creative writing and tennis in her free time. She has gained experience through math competitions like the AMC series and Harvard-MIT Math Tournament, as well as research camps such as PRIMES Circle and the Ross Mathematics Program. She will use her Spirit of Ramanujan Award to continue attending summer math programs as well as to conduct her own research in cancer biology.

Kaylee ChenUSA | 2021
Yunseo Choi, who hails from Seoul, is a recent high school graduate from who excels in mathematics. In high school she was actively involved with the school newspaper and varsity athletics. For fun she has provided statistical analyses for her school’s varsity teams. Despite her young age, she has already published 3 papers in mathematics and economics. Her recent honors include 1st prize in the 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search, and a gold medal in the 2021 European Girl’s Mathematics Olympiad. Yunseo will use her fellowship to study reduction types of elliptic curves over number fields at the University of Virginia.

Yunseo ChoiKorea | 2021
Hannah Guan is a sophomore who hails from San Antonio, TX. She has excelled in virtually every mathematics competition she has entered. In 2020 she received the Maryam Mirzakhani AMC Award, named in memory of the first female recipient of the Fields medal. Moreover, MIT recently named a minor planet 12885 “Hannah Guan” to recognize her scientific achievements. Hannah has conducted original research in Mathematical Biology, and is interested in pursuing research in Astrophysics and Mathematics. Hannah also founded San Antonio Math Include (mathinclude.org), one of the nation’s largest student-founded organizations that provide greater access to STEM education. Hannah will use her SOR Fellowship to support her research in Algebra and Number Theory at Stanford.

Hannah GuanUSA | 2021
Fenghuan (Linda) He is a 15 year old high school student who hails from Newton, Massachusetts. Linda discovered mathematics at an early age, excelling in national level mathematics competitions. Last year she was awarded the Maryam Mirzakhani Award, named after the only female winner of the Fields Medal. Linda has already conducted original research in Algebraic Combinatorics, Representation Theory, and Quantum Computation. In addition to her academic interests, Linda is a competitive fencer and a devoted Go player. Linda will use her Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to support her research in Algebraic Combinatorics.

Fenghuan (Linda) HeUSA | 2021
Shreya is a high school student who hails from Bangalore, India. She has been actively involved in a remarkable array of activities. Her interests include Astronomy, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, and student government. She has given a TEDx talk, and is also the captain of her local basketball team. Shreya will use her SOR Fellowship to support her research with astrophysicist Eric Myers on gravitational waves. They will be investigating LIGO data in the Pioneer Research Program.

Shreya HegdeIndia | 2021
Jonas is a recent high school graduate of the Ben Franklin Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an expert unicyclist, accomplished operatic singer, and a mathematics whiz. He has already published three original research papers in Number Theory. He will use his Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to support his research on the Sato-Tate phenomenon for modular forms with University of Illinois number theorist Jesse Thorner.

Jonas IskanderUSA | 2021
Shreyan is a 12 year old mathematics whiz who hails from Mumbai, India. Despite his young age, he has already published his first research article in geometry and number theory. He recently won first place in the *Bhaskaracharya Mathematics Talent Search*, a national Indian mathematics competition. He has been nurtured by the “Raising a Mathematician Foundation” in India headed by Vinay Nair. In addition to his passion for mathematics, he is interested in the role that math plays in music. He is also hooked on the writings of Richard Feynman. Shreyan will use his SOR award to support his participation in innovative virtual mathematics programs. After the pandemic, he hopes to travel to engage with leading scientists worldwide.

Shreyan JhaIndia | 2021
Ikuya is a 17 year old high school senior who hails from Ibaraki prefecture (50 miles from Tokyo) in Japan. He discovered his passion for mathematics in elementary school. He finds the beauty of mathematics everywhere in the world around him. He has amassed an impressive dossier of results in analytic number theory (primarily on L-functions). Ikuya will use his SOR Fellowship to support joint research with professional mathematician Peter Humphries. This fall he will begin working on his PhD in Mathematics at CalTech.

Ikuya KanekoJapan | 2021
Ram is a 16-year-old high school sophomore from Oregon. He has been fascinated by mathematics from an early age. He has competed in mathematics competitions since middle school, earning national level honors. He has conducted original research in the area of chip-firing, and he is currently conducting Algebraic Combinatorics research. He is the founder and president of the Pacific Math Association, a program dedicated to helping motivated students improve their mathematics skills at no charge. Beyond mathematics, Ram enjoys playing basketball, and he is an avid Portland Trail Blazers fan. Ram will use his Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to attend the Canada/USA Mathcamp.

Ram Krishna GoelUSA | 2021
Nikhil is a 15 year old high school student who hails from Nashik, India. He has been conducting research in Computer Science and Mathematics, and he has excelled in the Indian Mathematics Olympiad and the Chennai Mathematics Institute STEM Competition. In addition to these activities, he has been actively involved in the Raising a Mathematician (RAM) Training Program headed by Vinay Nair. His other interests include Astronomy, Biotechnology, Information Technology and competitive debate. Nikhil will use his SOR Fellowship to support his research with Professor Rajiv Gandhi at Rutgers University.

Nikhil KulkarniIndia | 2021
Sean is a 17 year old student at Monte Vista High School in Danville, California. His achievements include a long list of standout performances in virtually every national level mathematics competition. He has been taking graduate level mathematics classes at UC Berkeley, earning A+ grades. Sean will use his SOR Fellowship to support his research in number theory at the University of Virginia.

Sean LiUSA | 2021
Andrei is a high school student who hails from Irvine, California. His achievements include a long list of standout performances in virtually every national level mathematics competition. He has been taking graduate level mathematics classes at UC Irvine, and he has conducted original research in combinatorics. He enjoys singing and rock climbing when he isn’t doing mathematics. Andrei will use his SOR Fellowship to support his research in algebraic geometry and the theory of Brauer groups for elliptic curves over number fields.

Andrei MandelshtamUSA | 2021
Julia is a 14-year-old high school student who hails from New York. She is accelerated in mathematics and science. Julia has performed excelled in national level mathematics competitions, and she is a World Science Scholar. Julia enjoys playing the oboe and participating in her high school math, science, and sports teams. She will use her Spirit of Ramanujan fellowship to support her participation in Awesome Mathematics.

Julia MoosikasuwanUSA | 2021
Ayan is a 17-year-old high school senior who hails from Assam, India. He is experienced in Olympiad mathematics, and he has been active in the Art of Problem Solving community for a long time. His interests are mathematics education and creating original problems. His first research article will soon be published in the *American Mathematical Monthly*. Apart from mathematics, he is a devoted Arch Linux user and an open-source enthusiast. He will use his Spirit of Ramanujan award to secure advanced mathematics books for his original research.

Ayan NathIndia | 2021
Saee is a 14-year-old self-taught girl from Pune, India. She loves Number Theory and Theoretical Computer Science. She has audited multiple undergraduate level courses under the guidance of Dr. Rajiv Gandhi and is currently preparing for the Indian National Mathematics Olympiad. Apart from learning Mathematics, she loves her role as a teaching assistant for Raising a Mathematician Foundation. Apart from math, she enjoys climbing mountains, painting, reading and classical music. She will be using her Spirit of Ramanujan fellowship for learning Java and for courses on Art of Problem Solving.

Saee PatilIndia | 2021
Quinn is a junior from Boulder, CO. He loves to ask absurd questions relating to a variety of topics, including Math, Astronomy, Philosophy, Music, and how they all collide. Quinn has published multiple papers on these topics. He is also currently taking graduate courses in both Mathematics and Philosophy. He co-founded the Exoplanet Research Workshop (an international research program for high school students), runs math and philosophy circles, and founded a high school math research club. He also enjoys studying French and linguistics, and is passionate about making STEM more inclusive for the LGBTQIA+ community. Outside of academics, he enjoys playing and listening to Klezmer music, reading/discussing philosophy, doing puzzle hunts, and playing social deduction games. His favorite author is Tom Stoppard, his favorite poet is James Tate, and he insists that his felisberto is handsomer than your mergotroid. Quinn will use his Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to support his participation in the Canada/USA MathCamp.

Quinn PerianUSA | 2021
Srijon is a high school senior at Aditya Academy Secondary, Kolkata. He is a math enthusiast, with a particular fondness for Geometry. He has been awarded honorable mention at the 9th European Mathematical Cup of 2020, a Gold medal in National Science Olympiad 2018-19, and has been in the top tier of various contests. Srijon will use his Spirit of Ramanujan fellowship to study Abstract Algebra and Analytic Number Theory in Awesome Math 2021.

Srijon SarkarIndia | 2021
Fernando Trejos hails from San Rafael de Alajuela, Costa Rica. He discovered mathematics at an early age, and he has decided to pursue a career in mathematics. He is passionate about Number Theory, a field that recently captured his attention as a mathematical Olympian representing Costa Rica in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). His achievements include a Bronze medal at the IMO (the highest scoring individual from Central America), and two research papers in elementary number theory. Fernando will use his SOR Fellowship to support his research on analytic number theory with mathematician Jesse Thorner.

Fernando TrejosCosta Rica | 2021
Maggie Yao is a 16-year-old who hails from San Diego, California. She has excelled in math competitions since elementary school. She is currently studying multivariable calculus, and she loves teaching math. She is passionate about activities that promote STEM participation among girls and children with autism. She also serves as the head production editor of the *Young Scientists Journal*. In her free time, she plays the piano and composes her own music. Maggie will use her SOR Fellowship to pursue research in condensed matter physics with David Campbell at Boston University.

Maggie YaoUSA | 2021
Anand (he has no last name) is an exceptional 16-year-old high school math whiz who hails from Rajasthan, India. Anand has already published his first research paper, a study of exceptional units in algebraic number theory. With the help of online resources, he has mastered undergraduate mathematics, and he is now pursuing his research in number theory under supervision of professors at the Harish Chandra Research Institute. He will use his SOR fellowship award to buy advanced mathematics books for his research career.

AnandIndia | 2020
Ahmed is a 15-year-old who hails from Qatar. By the age of 12, he had mastered all of the advanced mathematics courses offered by his school. Since then, Ahmed has been independently studying the undergraduate and graduate mathematics curriculum using resources available on the internet. As a young child, he discovered his own formula for the sum of powers of natural numbers and hopes to pursue research in the mathematical sciences in the future. Largely self-taught, Ahmed’s performance in mathematics competitions and examinations has ranked among the best both regionally and globally. He will use the Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to support his participation in the World Online Olympiad Training (WOOT) program.

Ahmed AshrafQatar | 2020
Hailing from Pune, India, Neelima is a junior at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has taken graduate courses in algebra, number theory and complex analysis. She has already written two papers on her original research in mathematics. She will use the Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), and to study minimal permutation representations of finite groups with mathematician Ramin Takloo-Bighash.

Neelima BoradeIndia | 2020
Kaylee Chen is a 14-year-old who hails from Irmo, South Carolina. She is an accomplished pianist and violinist who also enjoys creative writing. She has gained experience through math competitions and has started to conduct her own math research. Kaylee will use the Spirit of Ramanujan Award to study number theory at the Ross Mathematics Program.

Kaylee ChenUSA | 2020
Letong (Carina) is an 18-year-old college student from China. She has taken graduate classes in different branches of mathematics, and she has been conducting original research. She is active in many sports, including competitive cheerleading, swimming, and running. Letong is excited about exploring the beauty of number theory by doing summer research in modular forms at the University of Virginia.

Letong (Carina) HongChina | 2020
Jonas is a high school senior at the Ben Franklin Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an expert unicyclist, and a mathematics whiz. He has already published two original research papers in number theory. He will use his fellowship to support his research in algebraic number theory and class field theory at the University of Virginia.

Jonas IskanderUSA | 2020
Jaehyun Lee is a freshman at Seoul National University who has shown extraordinary talent in physics, mathematics, and competitive programming. His prior research includes work in applied mathematics, combinatorics, and physics. Jaehyun will use the Spirit of Ramanujan Award to obtain educational resources to further his self-study and research at the intersection of physics and mathematics.

Jaehyun LeeKorea | 2020
Rupert is a high school senior from Oregon. He is a competition mathematics whiz who has also excelled in national chemistry, computing, history and physics competitions. Furthermore, his research in environmental science is award-winning. His original research in mathematics is on the sandpile group. Rupert will use his Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to attend the Canada/USA Mathcamp.

Rupert LiUSA | 2020
Shiva is a 16-year-old from California who attends Stanford Online High School. Shiva has excelled at global and national competitions in mathematics and computer science. This budding computer scientist and mathematician appeared twice on the TV game show *Who Wants to be a Millionaire?* Beyond mathematics, Shiva enjoys live action role play (LARP) and Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). Shiva will use his Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to support his participation in the 2020 Awesome Math summer program.

Shiva OswalUSA | 2020
Espen is a high school freshman who teaches collegiate math topics at Berkeley Math Circle. He has co-authored several research papers in combinatorics, and he delivered lectures on his findings at professional conferences. He also presented an individual research project at the Shing-Tung Yau Science Award 2019 after having received First Prize in Mathematics at Broadcom MASTERS 2018. A Minor Planet was named “34379 Slettnes” in his honor as recognition for his mathematics talent. He will use his Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to support his participation in the Canada/USA Mathcamp.

Espen SlettnesUSA | 2020
Pranay Talla is a 17-year-old from New York. In addition to excelling in competitions like USAMTS, he has completed graduate-level mathematics coursework and conducted interdisciplinary research spanning the fields of biology and mathematics. He is using his Spirit of Ramanujan award to obtain educational resources for his continued self-study and research.

Pranay TallaUSA | 2020
Alexis is a high school junior from Edina, Minnesota. She has excelled in national math competitions, and she has mastered an impressive collection of advanced topics in mathematics. She also founded a “Math Club for Girls” in the Twin Cities. Alexis will use her Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to obtain important educational resources for her continued self-study of advanced mathematics.

Alexis YiUSA | 2020
Tiger is a 12-year-old math wizard from Southern California. Qiao is extremely passionate about math. He started doing his math research at a very young age. He uses math everywhere, from showing there are only 5 regular polyhedrons to making a hyperbola from a lampshade. Qiao wants to become a mathematician like Ramanujan who can use the originality and creativity of his work to change the world. He will use the SOR award for AoPS classes.

Qiao (Tiger) ZhangUSA | 2020
Shengtong is a college sophomore who has already published several papers in combinatorics. He has excelled in competition mathematics winning an International Mathematics Olympiad gold medal and earning the title of Putnam Fellow. He will use his Spirit of Ramanujan fellowship to pursue research on the pseudorandom distribution of prime numbers with mathematician Ken Ono from University of Virginia.

Shengtong ZhangChina | 2020
Yagmur is 17 years old, and she is a promising mathematician who hails from
Istanbul, Turkey. She excels in art, creative writing, and mathematics. She will useher Spirit of Ramanujan Templeton Fellowship to study in AwesomeMath (Cornell).

Yagmur BingulTurkey | 2019
Yunseo is a high school sophomore who excels in mathematics, but also is actively
involved in her school newspaper and its athletics program. For fun she provides
statistical analyses for her school’s varsity teams. An accomplished young
mathematician, she will use her fellowship to conduct research in mathematics at
Emory University.

Yunseo ChoiKorea | 2019
Paul has been active in the Art of Problem Solving community, and he has been
conducting research in computer science. He plans to use his Spirit of Ramanujan
Fellowship to support his participation in AwesomeMath.

Paul HamrickUSA | 2019
Anna Krokhine is a 15 year old 11th grader from Toronto, Canada who plans to pursue a career in mathematics. Anna has found mathematics on her own, and she has excelled in competition mathematics. This year she was named to Team Canada for the European Girls Mathematics Olympiad, earning a bronze medal. Anna will use her Spirit of Ramanujan Templeton-Ramanujan Fellowship to support her participation in a US based research program. She is considering PROMYS and the Canada/USA MathCamp.

Anna KrokhineCanada | 2019
Sandra is a 20-yr-old college student from Uttar Pradesh, India who intends to pursue a career in theoretical physics. She is fascinated by phenomena which arise at the intersection of mathematics and physics as found in string theory and quantum field theory. Despite her young age, she has already published three popular books in India. She will use her SOR fellowship to support her research with Stanford physicist Shamit Kachru.

Sandra NairIndia | 2019
Rachana is an 11th grader who has already conducted original research in mathematics that she has presented at professional conferences. She plans to pursue a career in the mathematical sciences, and she plans to use her fellowship to engage in a high level research program.

Rachana MadhukaraUSA | 2019
Razzi is a 12 year old who is already taking graduate level mathematics at Florida International University. An avid computer programmer and budding mathematician, Razzi will use his Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to support his participation in 2019 AwesomeMath.

Razzi MasroorUSA | 2019
Apoorva is a budding artist and mathematician who has appeared on NBC's *Genius Junior* game show. She also performs hundreds of hours of community service. She will use her Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to support her participation in the 2019 Canada/USA Mathcamp.

Apoorva PanidapuUSA | 2019
Alex is a 20-year-old Romanian mathematician who is pursuing a career in number theory. Although he is only a college sophomore, he has already written 5 papers. He will use his fellowship to pursue research with Fields medalist Terry Tao and Ken Ono.

Alexandru PascadiRomania | 2019
Junyao is a college sophomore is a standout in mathematics competitions who has already conducted graduate level research in analytic number theory and combinatorics. He will use his fellowship to pursue research on the distribution of prime numbers with Stanford mathematician Jesse Thorner.

Junyao PengChina | 2019
Carl is an 18 year old math whiz from the Phillippines. He has been active participant in the Art of Problem Solving activities, and he has organized research communities in informatics and mathematics in his home country. Carl used his Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to participate in PROMYS 2019 at Boston University.

Carl QuinesPhillippines | 2019
Nathra is a freshman high school who hails from Naperville, Illinois. She is a standout vocalist, competitive tennis player, and budding mathematician. The 2018 Illinois MathCounts champion will use her Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to attend Awesome Math in 2019.

Nathra RamrajvelUSA | 2019
Moses is an extraordinary young student who excels in chess and mathematics. He is also actively involved in the wider STEM community. For example, he has been named a World Science Scholar. He has already mastered graduate-level mathematics, and he plans to use his Fellowship to participate in a high-level summer research program.

Moses Samuelson-LynnUSA | 2019
Ivy is a high school senior from La Mesa, California who is a budding chemist and mathematician. She has excelled at the national level in chemistry and mathematics competitions, and she looks forward to conducting mathematics research with a mentor in summer 2019. She will use her Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to support her participation in the Canada/USA Mathcamp.

Ivy SauberanUSA | 2019
Espen is a homeschooled 8th grader who hails from Berkeley, California. He is already conducting original research in mathematics, and he is taking graduate mathematics classes at UC Berkeley. A planet was named in his honor in recognition of his research in mathematics. He will use his Spirit of Ramanujan Fellowship to support his participation in the 2019 AwesomeMath summer program.

Espen SlettnesUSA | 2019
Sinar is an 11-year-old 6th grader in Lebanon who has completed all of the mathematics courses available to him at his local school. He has devoured mathematics offerings that he has found on the internet (e.g. YouTube). He is now studying graduate-level mathematics courses, and he wishes to pursue a career in the mathematical sciences. Sinar will use his Templeton-Ramanujan Fellowship to support his research with Professor Wissam Raji, Chairman of the Department of Mathematics at the American University of Beirut.

Sinar ZaitoLebanon | 2019
Serena is a 15-year-old math whiz from Brookings, South Dakota who has been teaching herself mathematics using resources she has found on the internet. She used the SOR award to support her participation in a summer research program in 2018.

Serena AnUSA | 2018
Ahmed is a 12-year-old student who was recently discovered by math professors at Texas A&M University (Qatar campus). His performance on Olympiad qualification problems ranks among the 2-3 best in the region for students ages 15-18. He used the SOR award to participate in the AwesomeMath program in 2018 in Arlington, Texas with fellow awardee Liu.

Ahmed AshrafQatar | 2018
Himanshu is a 19-year-old college student who has studied Ramanujan’s notebooks, unraveling some of the enigmatic entries to obtain new theories on the number theory of integer partitions. His SOR award funded a comprehensive library of advanced mathematics books that shares with his fellow classmates at the Lucknow Christian College in Uttar Pradesh.

Himanshu BajpaiIndia | 2018
Derek is an 11-year-old math whiz who lives in San Diego. Confirming his prodigious performance on the expii website, Derek has become a leading figure in the Art of Problem Solving online forum. His dream is to represent the US in the International Mathematics Olympiad. He used the SOR award to support his participation in AwesomeMath in 2018 in Arlington, Texas with fellow awardee Ashraf.

Derek LiuUSA | 2018
Luke is a 14-year-old homeschooled math whiz who has mastered undergraduate mathematics courses by the age of 9. His dream is to become a mathematician or President of the United States. He used his SOR award to buy advanced mathematics books to help launch his research career.

Luke RobitailleUSA | 2018
Espen is a 12-year-old homeschooled math whiz who exhibited extraordinary talent as a 4-year-old by counting the number of configurations of shadows that could be produced by flipping light switches in his home. Using resources he has found on the internet, he has already mastered the standard undergraduate mathematics curriculum. He used the SOR award to participate in the Canada-USA Mathcamp in 2018.

Espen SlettnesUSA | 2018
Adit, a 19-year-old undergraduate, entered the Indian Institute for Science in Bengaluru having already completed the undergraduate mathematics curriculum. He has been conducting research on elliptic curves with the faculty at IIS. SOR is excited to offer him the opportunity to develop his ideas with the Number Theory Research Group at Emory University in 2019 where he will work with Professor Ono.

Adit VishnuIndia | 2018
Bishoy Adel, 17, has been studying advanced math on his own since he was 13. He has mastered graduate-level mathematics in Galois theory and hopes to become one of Egypt’s leading mathematicians. Bishoy's Spirit of Ramanujan Award supported his participation in the Modern Mathematics program in Bremen, Germany.

Bishoy AdelEgypt | 2017
Kendall Clark is a tenth grader at the Park School in Baltimore, Maryland. Kendall excels in her mathematics classes while also finding time for soccer and theatre. She used her Spirit of Ramanujan Award to pursue research in applied mathematics.

Kendall ClarkUSA | 2017
Dean Cureton is a seventh grader in Atlanta, Georgia. Along with his fellow winner Catherine Yeo, Dean used the Spirit of Ramanujan Award to support his research on elliptic curves and the Riemann Hypothesis for polynomials arising from algebraic number theory.

Dean CuretonUSA | 2017
Sanath Devalapurkar is a 17-year-old talent from India. He has taught himself algebraic topology and cryptography, and he is an expert computer programmer. He used his Spirit of Ramanujan Award to pursue research in arithmetic geometry with NSF CAREER award winner David Zureick-Brown.

Sanath DevalapurkarINDIA | 2017
Martin Irungu is a 17-year-old math genius from Nairobi, Kenya. Irungu has taught himself an extraordinary amount of graduate-level mathematics on his own. He used his Spirit of Ramanujan Award to support his participation in the 2017 Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Societies in Atlanta. Martin plans to pursue his mathematics degrees in the U.S.

Martin IrunguKENYA | 2017
Ishwar Karthik is a 14-year-old math genius from Qatar. As a 10-year-old, he discovered his own formulas for the digits of Pi. Ishwar used his Spirit of Ramanujan Award to support his participation in the 2017 Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Societies in Atlanta. He also used it to support his participation in AwesomeMath 2017, an elite program for exceptionally gifted mathematics students.

Ishwar KarthikQATAR | 2017
Catherine Yeo is a 15-year-old from California who attends Stanford Online High School. Along with fellow winner Dean Cureton, Catherine used the Spirit of Ramanujan Award to support her research on elliptic curves and the Riemann Hypothesis for polynomials arising from algebraic number theory.

Catherine YeoUSA | 2017
Weitao Zhu is an exceptional Chinese national who has already published original research on tilings of the hyperbolic plane. Largely self-taught, she has become an expert in many areas of advanced mathematics. She used the Spirit of Ramanujan Award to support her research in the mathematics and physics related to moonshine theory.

Weitao ZhuCHINA | 2017
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“I have not trodden through a conventional university course, but I am striking out a new path for myself.”

Srinivasa Ramanujan

The Spirit of Ramanujan Talent Initiative is headed by Ken Ono, the STEM Advisor to the Provost and the Marvin Rosenblum Professor of Mathematics at the University of Virginia. He served as an associate producer and mathematical consultant for *The Man Who Knew Infinity*, a feature film about the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan.

From time to time, creative fireballs burst onto the scene propelling human thought forward. What if Ramanujan had not reached out to, or been taken seriously by Hardy? Like SETI, constantly listening for signals of alien intelligence, we as a global civilization must scan our cities, towns, and villages for the next Ramanujans.

Samples from Ramanujan’s last letter to his mentor, G. H. Hardy.