“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” – Marie Curie.

This quote illustrates that to achieve something perseverance and confidence is required and it can open the door of unknown areas, and Neena Gupta has proved the same. Meet this young Indian Women who solved the 70-year old mathematics problem called Zariski Cancellation Conjecture. She is definitely a maths mastermind, an INSA award recipient Neena Gupta has completed her Ph.D. with the moral support and encouragement given by her father and husband.

She has also received the following awards apart from Indian National Science Academy Award:

The Ramanujan Prize (2014)

The Saraswathi Cowsik Medal (2013) by Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Alumni Association.

Neena Gupta,  she could have stayed abroad as there were ample opportunities; however she chose to stay in India. She is working as a full-time faculty at the Indian Statistical Institute; she loves to find research questions in commutative algebra and affine algebraic geometry i.e. the study of rings in algebraic number theory.

11 Jan 2016

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