# Kiran Kedlaya

**Kiran Sridhara Kedlaya** (/ˈkɪrən ˈʃriːdər kɛdˈlɑːjə/;[2] born July 1974) is an Indian American mathematician. He currently is a Professor of Mathematics and the Stefan E. Warschawski Chair in Mathematics[3] at the University of California, San Diego.

Kiran Kedlaya | |
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Born | June 1974 (age 45) |

Nationality | American |

Alma mater | MIT (Ph.D. 2000) Princeton (M.A. 1997) Harvard (B.A. 1996) |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | University of California, San Diego MIT |

Doctoral advisor | Aise Johan de Jong |

At age 16, Kedlaya won a gold medal at the International Mathematics Olympiad,[4] and would later win a silver and another gold medal. While an undergraduate student at Harvard, he was a three-time Putnam Fellow. A 1996 article by *The Harvard Crimson* described him as "the best college-age student in math in the United States".[5]

Kedlaya was runner-up for the 1995 Morgan Prize, for a paper[6] in which he substantially improved on results of László Babai and Vera Sós (1985)[7] on the size of the largest product-free subset of a finite group of order *n*.

He gave an invited talk at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2010, on the topic of "Number Theory".[8]

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[9]

He was also a contestant on the game show Jeopardy! in 2011, winning one episode.[10]

## Selected works

*p-adic Differential Equations*, Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics, Band 125, Cambridge University Press 2010[11]- with David Savitt, Dinesh Thakur, Matt Baker, Brian Conrad, Samit Dasgupta, Jeremy Teitelbaum
*p-adic Geometry*, Lectures from the 2007 Arizona Winter School, American Mathematical Society 2008 - with Bjorn Poonen, Ravi Vakil
*The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition 1985-2000: Problems, Solutions and Commentary*, Mathematical Association of America, 2002

## References

- Kedlaya, Kiran. "About my name".
- http://www.mit.edu/~kedlaya/about-my-name.html
- "Exploring the mathematical universe".
*American Institute of Mathematics*. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2017. - "Silver Spring whiz kid brings home the gold".
*Washington Times*. July 20, 1990. - Hsu, Geoffrey C. (June 6, 1996). "Breaking the Curve".
*The Harvard Crimson*. - ——— (1997). "Large Product-Free Subsets of Finite Groups".
*Journal of Combinatorial Theory*. Series A.**77**(2): 339–343. doi:10.1006/jcta.1997.2715. - Babai, László; Sós, Vera T. (1985). "Sidon sets in groups and induced subgraphs of Cayley graphs".
*European Journal of Combinatorics*.**6**: 101–114. doi:10.1016/s0195-6698(85)80001-9. - "ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897". International Congress of Mathematicians.
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-27.
- Jeopardy! Archive – Show #6257, aired 2011–11–29
- Berger, Laurent (2012). "Review:
*p-adic differentials equations*, by Kiran Kedlaya" (PDF).*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.)*.**49**(3): 465–468. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-2012-01371-X.