# News & Events

*February 5, 2016*

#### Dinesh Thakur awarded NSA grant

Professor Dinesh Thakur has received a two-year NSA award for a project entitled *Multi-zeta and related structures in function field arithmetic.* Professor Thakur is a leading figure in this field and is widely known to the mathematical public due to the Arizona Winter School in number theory he has ran at the University of Arizona for many years.

The main purpose of the project is understanding of all algebraic relations between the multi-zeta values that Dinesh Thakur defined, and understanding its implications to structures such as the category of Anderson’s t-motives, the absolute Galois group, and yet to be discovered correct analog of algebraic fundamental group of projective line minus three points in this context.