**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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Apply by
December 31, 2018
to be considered
for this year’s 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 until May 30, 2019, complete applications received before December 31, 2018 will be given full consideration.

Although offers will be made on a rolling basis until May 30, 2019, complete applications received before December 31, 2018 will be given full consideration.

Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, Emory University
Vice President of the American Mathematical Society

R. Brandon Fradd Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University
National Coach, US 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

Who we are.

Although offers will be made on a rolling basis until May 30, 2019, complete applications received before December 31, 2018 will be given full consideration.

Play Video

Apply by
December 31, 2018
to be considered
for this year’s awards

Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, Emory University
Vice President of the American Mathematical Society

R. Brandon Fradd Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University
National Coach, US 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

Who we are.

Play Video

Apply by
December 31, 2018
to be considered
for this year’s awards

Although offers will be made on a rolling basis until May 30, 2019, complete applications received by December 31, 2018 will be given full consideration.

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

Knew Infinity.

Knew Infinity.

Meet the winners.

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
Kendall Clark is a tenth grader at the Park School in Baltimore, Maryland. Kendall is excelling in her mathematics classes while also finding time for soccer and theatre. She plans to use the Spirit of Ramanujan Award to pursue research in applied mathematics.

Kendall ClarkUSA
Dean Cureton is a seventh grader in Atlanta, Georgia. Along with his fellow winner Catherine Yeo, Dean will be using 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
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 is using Spirit of Ramanujan Award to pursue research in arithmetic geometry with NSF CAREER award winner David Zureick-Brown.

Sanath DevalapurkarINDIA
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
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 will also use it to support his participation in AwesomeMath 2017, an elite program for exceptionally gifted mathematics students.

Ishwar KarthikQATAR
Catherine Yeo is a 15-year-old from California who attends Stanford Online High School. Along with fellow winner Dean Cureton, Catherine will be using 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
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 will use the Spirit of Ramanujan Award to support her research in the mathematics and physics related to moonshine theory.

Weitao ZhuCHINA
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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 Vice President of the American Mathematical Society and the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University. He served as an associate producer and mathematical consultant for *The Man Who Knew Infinity*, a feature film about the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan.

I think we can search the world looking for a mathematical talent, just not by the usual metrics. I want teachers and parents to recognize that when you do see unusual talent, instead of demanding that these people have certain test scores, let’s find a way to help nurture them.

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