Press Releases

Adrián Paenza wins Infosys Sponsored Leelavati Prize 2014

Award Recognizes Outstanding Contributions in Mathematics

Bangalore - August 21, 2014: The International Mathematical Union, in partnership with Infosys, today awarded the Leelavati Prize 2014 to journalist and mathematics evangelist Adrián Paenza at the closing ceremony of the International Congress of Mathematics (ICM), held in Seoul, Korea. Adrián Paenza has been recognised for his contributions in changing and influencing the way Argentinians perceive mathematics in their daily life. The award celebrates his enthusiasm and passion in communicating the beauty and joy of mathematics through books and television programs.

The Leelavati Prize, sponsored by Infosys, is intended to accord high recognition and great appreciation for outstanding contributions in increasing public awareness of mathematics as an intellectual discipline and the crucial role it plays in diverse human endeavours.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, Non-Executive Chairman, Infosys said, “Infosys is proud to sponsor the Leelavati prize which recognizes contributions in public outreach in Mathematics. I’d like to congratulate Adrián Paenza on winning this prize. Mathematics is often viewed as complicated by students and adults alike. Adrian has translated his love for the subject into work that addresses this issue via popular media like books and television. I am sure this has helped remove some mysticism and phobia around Mathematics for many. We are pleased to recognize his accomplishments and enthusiasm in this field through the Leelavati prize.”

Adrián Paenza received a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics at a very young age. He taught at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina between 1979 and 2002, and simultaneously pursued a career as a successful television journalist in sports and politics. In 2003, he started a career as a science journalist, integrating his mathematical background into his journalism experience. Paenza has also been a champion of public and free education. He introduced the idea (which was later implemented by the Argentinean education minister) of developing a federal program for digital literacy, inspired by the program “One laptop per child”. His books are distributed in these free laptops, at no extra cost.

Manjul Bharagava, winner of the Infosys Prize 2012 for Mathematical Sciences was awarded a Fields Medal at the ICM ceremony. Prof Bharagava was recognised for developing powerful new methods in the geometry of numbers, which he applied to count rings of small rank and to bind the average rank of elliptic curves.

About Infosys

Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions. We enable clients, in more than 30 countries, to stay a step ahead of emerging business trends and outperform the competition. We help them transform and thrive in a changing world by co-creating breakthrough solutions that combine strategic insights and execution excellence.

Visit www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY), with US$8.25 B in annual revenues and 160,000+ employees, is Building Tomorrow's Enterprise® today.

Safe Harbor

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements regarding our future business expectations intended to qualify for the 'safe harbor' under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 and on Form 6-K for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. In addition, please note that the date of this press release is mentioned at the beginning of the release, and any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company unless it is required by law.

For further information please contact:

Sarah Vanita Gideon
Infosys Ltd, India
Phone: +91 80 4156 3373

Share the page

  • Tweet
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on LinkedIn
  • Google+