Manjul Bhargava is a Canadian-American mathematician known for his contributions to number theory

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Manjul Bhargava is a Canadian-American mathematician known for his contributions to number theory

- Birthday: August 8, 1974
- Nationality: American
- Famous: Scientists, Mathematicians
- Birth Place: Hamilton, Canada
- Gender: Male
- Father: M
- Mother: Mira Bhargava

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Birth Place

Bhargava calls himself “an Indian at heart” and has studied Sanskrit from his grandfather Purushottam Lal Bhargava, a well-known scholar of Sanskrit and ancient Indian history. He is also an accomplished tabla player and has received training under prominent gurus such as Zakir Hussain.

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Personal Life

Manjul Bhargava was born on 8 August 1974 in Ontario, Canada. His mother Mira Bhargava is a mathematician at Hofstra University.

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Childhood & Early Life

His mother tutored him in mathematics from a young age and he excelled in the subject at school. By the time he was 14, he had completed all of his high school math and computer science courses.

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Childhood & Early Life

He graduated from Plainedge High School in North Massapequa in 1992 as the class valedictorian. He proceeded to obtain his B.A. from Harvard University in 1996. A brilliant student, he won the 1996 Morgan Prize for his research as an undergraduate.

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Childhood & Early Life

He was awarded a Hertz Fellowship which enabled him to pursue his doctorate from the Princeton University. He was supervised by Andrew Wiles and completed his Ph.D. in 2001.

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Childhood & Early Life

In his Ph.D. thesis he generalized Gauss’s classical law for composition of binary quadratic forms to many other situations. His results yielded many practical applications, including the parametrization of quartic and quintic orders in number fields.

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Childhood & Early Life

Manjul Bhargava embarked on an academic career after earning his doctorate and served as a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in 2001-02 and at Harvard University in 2002-03.

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Career

He found success early on in his career and was appointed as a tenured Full Professor in 2003 at Princeton. Aged just 28 at that time, he was the second youngest to be offered tenure.

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Career

In 2010 ,he was appointed to the Stieltjes Chair in Leiden University. Bhargava was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences in 2013. The academy is one of the highest disciplinary academic bodies in the country that houses subject matter experts who advise the government on issues related to science and technology.

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Career

Manjul Bhargava has made several contributions to mathematics, especially to number theory. He developed several new techniques of counting objects in algebraic number theory which revolutionized the ways in which fundamental arithmetic objects in algebraic number theory are understood. His research has given rise to several exciting applications.

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Career

About 200 years ago the German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss had discovered a remarkable ‘composition law’ for binary quadratic forms which is regarded as a central tool in algebraic number theory. Bhargava came up with a simpler geometrical technique to derive Gauss’s law. The technique he developed also allowed him to obtain composition laws for higher-degree.

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Career

Manjul Bhargava is best known for his works in number theory. He simplified Gauss’s classical law for composition of binary quadratic forms, and derived 14 new Gauss-style composition laws.

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Major Works

In collaboration with Arul Shankar, he proved that the average rank of all elliptic curves over Q (when ordered by height) is bounded. The duo also proved the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture for a positive proportion of elliptic curves.

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Major Works