Manjul Bhargava is recognized internationally as one of the foremost mathematicians of our times and one of the leading experts in number theory, a branch of mathematics in which he has made several pioneering breakthroughs. His research includes foundational contributions to arithmetic statistics and to the theory of quadratic and higher degree forms, number fields, class groups, and ranks of elliptic curves.
Bhargava is also well-known for his contributions to the public popularization of mathematics, and held the first Distinguished Chair for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York in 2018.
Bhargava is the recipient of numerous awards for his mathematical contributions, including the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize and the Clay Research Award in 2005, the AMS Cole Prize in Number Theory in 2008, the Fermat Prize and the Infosys Prize in 2012, and the Fields Medal in 2014.
R. Brandon Fradd Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University