K. G. Ramanathan

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K. G. Ramanathan
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Born November 13, 1920
Hyderabad, British India
Died May 10, 1992 (aged 71)
Bombay, India
Citizenship Indian
Fields Number theory
Institutions TIFR
Alma mater Princeton University
Doctoral advisor Emil Artin
Doctoral students C. P. Ramanujam
Kanakanahalli Ramachandra
Notable awards Padma Bhushan
Spouse Jayalakshmi Ramanathan

Kollagunta Gopalaiyer Ramanathan (November 13, 1920 - May 10, 1992) was an Indian mathematician known for his work in number theory. His contributions are also to the general development of mathematical research and teaching in India.

K. G. Ramanathan's early life and his family[edit]

K. G. Ramanathan was born in Hyderabad in South India. He completed his B.A. and M.A. in mathematics at Osmania University and the University of Madras respectively before going to Princeton to earn his Ph.D; his advisor was Emil Artin. At Princeton, Ramanathan also worked with Hermann Weyl and Carl Siegel. Thereafter he returned to India to team up with K. Chandrasekharan at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) at Colaba in 1951.

Ramanathan was married to Jayalakshmi Ramanathan. He had two sons Ananth, Mohan and four grandchildren Aparna, Kavitha, Anita and Nikil.

Career[edit]

At TIFR, he built up the number theory group of young mathematicians from India. For several years, he took interest to study Ramanujan's unpublished and published work. He was an Editorial board member of Acta Arithmetica for over 30 years. He retired from TIFR in 1985.

His wrote a paper with Mathukumalli V. Subbarao giving him an Erdős number of 2.

Awards[edit]

Ramanathan was given numerous achievements during his more than 30 years service at TIFR.

Selected publications[edit]

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