14-year-old mathematician discovers a new way to accelerate calculations and computing using ‘antiprime’ numbers; Wins $25,000 top award at the Broadcom MASTERS

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science today announced that Akilan Sankaran, 14, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, won the coveted $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize, the top award in the Broadcom MASTERS®, the nation’s premier science and engineering competition for middle school students. Akilan is the first student with a math project in the competition’s 11-year history to take home the Samueli Foundation Prize.
2021 Broadcom MASTERS top winners

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