Leelavati Prize

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The Leelavati Prize ( English Leelavati Prize ) is a prize of the International Mathematical Union for services to the public communication of mathematics , which was first awarded at the ICM 2010 in Hyderabad (India) . It is sponsored by Infosys Technologies and is named after the main work Lilavati by Bhaskara II . Therein arithmetic problems are put in verse form (addressed to Lilavati, maybe his daughter). It was one of the most important math textbooks in medieval India.

It is endowed with 1 million Indian rupees (around 12,000 euros). Originally it was only intended as a one-time award at the ICM in Hyderabad and was donated by the Indian organizers, but the IMU later accepted it on a permanent basis.

Award winners

Web links

  1. ^ Leelavati Prize 2018. In: mathunion.org. Retrieved August 1, 2018 .