Who is the Indo-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava who helped solve the famous 1959 problem?


Mathematician Nikhil Srivastava: Nikhil Srivastav, a genius Indo-American mathematician, was jointly selected for the Inaugural Ciprian Foias Prize in Operator Theory by the AMS (American Mathematical Society). Nikhil Srivastava teaches at the University of California at Berkeley. The other two laureates as well as the mathematician Nikhil Srivastava are David Spielman and Adam Marcus.

The prestigious prize will be awarded to Indo-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava and his colleagues on January 5, 2022. It will be presented at the Joint Mathematics Meeting 2022 in Seattle, which is also described as the world’s largest mathematics gathering.

Daniel Spielman is a Sterling Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Mathematics, and Professor of Data Science and Statistics. While Adam Marcus holds the Chair of Combinatorial Analysis at EPFL in Switzerland.

Indo-American Nikhil Srivastava helps solve 1959 math problem

The prestigious Ciprian Foias Prize rewards the very original work of Nikhil Srivastava and his colleagues who introduced and developed the methods of understanding the characteristic polynomial of matrices, namely the iterative sparsification method and the polynomial interleaving method.

The American Mathematical Society explained that these ideas together provided a powerful toolkit with many applications, most notably in their groundbreaking article “Interlacing families II: mixed feature polynomials and the Kadison-Singer problem” (Annals of Mathematics, 2015), solve the famous “tiling problem” in operator theory, formulated by Isadore Singer and Richard Kadison in 1959.

Who is the Indo-American math genius Nikhil Srivastava?

Nikhil Srivastava is Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. Srivastava was born in New Delhi, India. He attended Union College in New York City and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics in 2005.

In 2010, the Indo-American Nikhil Srivastava obtained a doctorate in computer science from Yale University.

Other awards won by Nikhil Srivastava

The latest Ciprian Foias Prize is the third grand prize won by the genius of mathematics Nikhil Srivastava.

Previously, he jointly won the George Polya Prize in 2014 and the prestigious Held Prize in 2021.

About the Ciprian Foias Prize

The prestigious Ciprian Foias Prize in Operator Theory is awarded for outstanding work in operator theory.

The Operator Theory Prize was created in 2020 in memory of Ciprian Foias (1933-2020) by friends and colleagues. Foias was an influential scholar of operator theory and fluid mechanics.

The current amount of the Ciprian Foias Prize is US $ 5,000. The prize is awarded every three years. The inaugural award in 2022 went to Nikhil Srivastava, Daniel Spielman and Adam Marcus.


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