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Mathematician Akshay Venkatesh: Jack of all fields, master of one

Despite his lack of self-belief, Venkatesh soon started to produce paper after important paper, often in collaboration with different mathematicians

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Akshay Venkatesh

Devangshu Datta  |  New Delhi 

Akshay Venkatesh
Akshay Venkatesh

Mathematics is a young person’s game. There is speculation that the brain’s neural pathways become less plastic over time, limiting the insights of older people. Whatever the reason, the most path-breaking work in maths and physics (which is essentially applied maths), has been done by people under 40. The discipline is studded with prodigies.

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First Published: Fri, August 03 2018. 05:45 IST
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