Neena Gupta – Youngest Scientist To Solve A 70 Year Old Mathematics Problem

She has solved a math problem which has pertrubed mathematicians around the world for 70 years. The math problem that Neena solved is called 'Zariski Cancellation Conjecture'. She has bagged the Indian National Science Academy award (INSA) for her solution being one of the best so far. She is also the recipient of the Ramanujan Prize (2014), and the Saraswathi Cowsik Medal (2013) by Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Alumni Association.

She is now working as a full-time faculty at INSA, and is also a visiting faculty at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai and a visiting scientist at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

Neena Gupta is an advocate for educating girls. She feels that by educating girls, we can eliminate the root cause for many problems, such as poverty and population.

She also credits her dad for believing in her and helping her pursue her Ph.D. Without caring about the society and also her husband who supported her.