The International Centre for Theoretical Physics has awarded Carolina Araujo *04, a researcher at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the 2020 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries.

The prize is in recognition of her outstanding work in algebraic geometry, in particular in birational geometry and the theory of extremal rays, of which she gave important applications, in particular obtaining a characterization of projective spaces and hyperquadrics; for her work in the study and classification of Fano varieties, and her study of algebraic foliations. Araujo has also played a key role in promoting women in mathematics and in the organization of important mathematical activities.