POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 13, 2014 AT 23:12 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 13, 2014 23:12 IST

Manjul Bhargava was awarded the prestigious Fields Medal, considered to be the Nobel Prize of mathematics, at a grand ceremony held in Seoul, Korea, on August 13, 2014. Officially called the International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, it is awarded once every four years and regarded as the greatest honour a mathematician can receive.

His award citation described Bhargava's groundbreaking work in number theory as "based both on a deep understanding of the representations of arithmetic groups and a unique blend of algebraic and analytic expertise."

Bhargava, a mathematics professor at Princeton University, is driven by his search for artistic truth and beauty and is credited with some of the most profound recent discoveries in number theory, the branch of mathematics that studies the relationships between whole numbers.

In the past few years, he has made great strides toward understanding the range of possible solutions to equations known as elliptic curves, which have bedeviled number theorists for more than a century. 

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 29, 2014 AT 20:30 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 29, 2014 20:30 IST

Yes, people can't have enough of the rookie Republican.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 22, 2014 AT 23:55 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 22, 2014 23:55 IST

Just as at the time of the global financial crisis, the only commentator on mainstream American TV who seems to be able to call it as he sees it on Israel-Palestine seems to be Jon Stewart.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON May 04, 2014 AT 19:43 IST ,  Edited At: May 04, 2014 19:43 IST

US President Barack Obama was in fine form at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, packed with more than 2,000 guests in the ballroom of the Washington Hilton to mark the association's 100th year.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Mar 11, 2014 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 11, 2014 23:59 IST

The man whom many already proclaim as the Future Prime Minister of India refuses to take any questions.

The man who once famously said that he could be prime minister at 25 is also refusing to take questions — at least anymore.

But the man who is the President of the United States (POTUS) seems to be more than willing to take all sorts of questions.

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