Manjul Bhargava, PhD, is the Brandon Fradd, Class of 1983, Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, the Stieltjes Professor of Number Theory at Leiden University, and also holds adjunct professorships at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and the University of Hyderabad. He is known primarily for his contributions to number theory. In 2014, Professor Bhargava was awarded the Fields Medal, the highest award in the field of mathematics, for developing powerful new methods in the geometry of numbers, which he applied to count rings of small rank and to bound the average rank of elliptic curves.
In 1996, Manjul obtained his bachelor’s from Harvard University. For his research as an undergraduate, he was awarded the 1996 Morgan Prize. Bhargava went on to receive his doctorate from Princeton in 2001, supervised by Andrew Wiles and funded by a Hertz Fellowship. He was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in 2001-02, and at Harvard University in 2002-03. Princeton appointed him as a tenured Full Professor in 2003, which made him the second youngest full professor in Princeton University's history, after Charles Fefferman. Manjul is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Mathematical Society, and the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences.