We are thrilled to announce that **Alexander Dunn** from Georgia Tech has been awarded the prestigious **2024 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize**. This prestigious award will be presented at the **International Conference on Number Theory**, which is scheduled to take place from **December 20-22, 2024**, at **SASTRA University** in Kumbakonam, South India— the hometown of the legendary mathematician, **Srinivasa Ramanujan**.

### Contributions to Analytic Number Theory

Dunn is being recognized for his **outstanding contributions to analytic number theory**, particularly his **joint work with Maksym Radziwill** in solving the **Kummer-Patterson Conjecture**. This conjecture concerns the bias related to **cubic Gauss sums**, and Dunn’s work represents a significant breakthrough in this area of mathematics.

### About the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize

The **SASTRA Ramanujan Prize** was established in **2005** to honor young mathematicians for their contributions to areas influenced by Ramanujan’s work. Over the years, the prize has recognized some of the most distinguished mathematicians in the field.

**Previous recipients** of the award include:

**Manjul Bhargava**(2005)**Terence Tao**(2006)**Akshay Venkatesh**(2008)**Peter Scholze**(2013)**James Maynard**(2014)**Maryna Viazovska**(2017)

### Congratulations to Alexander Dunn

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to **Alexander Dunn** for his remarkable achievement. We are also proud to mention that our colleague, **Krishna Alladi**, chairs the award committee that selected Dunn for this prestigious honor.

### Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs):

**Where will the 2024 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize be presented?**

a) Georgia Tech

b) SASTRA University, Kumbakonam

c) Harvard University

d) Stanford University**Answer:**b) SASTRA University, Kumbakonam**Which mathematical problem did Alexander Dunn and Maksym Radziwill solve?**

a) Fermat’s Last Theorem

b) Kummer-Patterson Conjecture

c) Riemann Hypothesis

d) Poincaré Conjecture**Answer:**b) Kummer-Patterson Conjecture**When was the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize established?**

a) 1995

b) 2000

c) 2005

d) 2010**Answer:**c) 2005**Which of the following is NOT a past recipient of the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize?**

a) Manjul Bhargava

b) Peter Scholze

c) Terence Tao

d) Andrew Wiles**Answer:**d) Andrew Wiles**Who chairs the award committee for the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize?**

a) Srinivasa Ramanujan

b) Maksym Radziwill

c) Krishna Alladi

d) Alexander Dunn**Answer:**c) Krishna Alladi