K. S. Chandrasekharan
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|K. S. Chandrasekharan|
|Born||MadrasNovember 21, 1920 ,|
|Institutions||TIFR, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich|
|Alma mater||Madras University|
|Doctoral advisor||K. Ananda Rao|
Komaravolu S. Chandrasekharan (born 21 November 1920) is a professor emeritus at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. and a founding faculty member of School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). He is known for his work in number theory and summability and was given numerous awards including Padma Shri, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Ramanujan Medal, and Honorary fellow of TIFR.
Chandrasekharan completed his high school from Bapatla village in Guntur from Andhra Pradesh. He completed his M.A. in mathematics from the Presidency College, Chennai and a Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics, University of Madras in 1942, under the supervision of K. Ananda Rau.
When Chandrasekharan was with the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, U.S.A., Homi Bhabha invited Chandrashekharan to join the School of Mathematics of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). Chandrasekharan persuaded mathematicians from all over the world, to visit TIFR and deliver courses of lectures. They were L. Schwarz, C. L. Siegel and many more. In 1965, Chandrashekharan, after the death of Dr. Homi Bhabha in a plane crash, left the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research to join the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, where he retired in 1988.
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- Komaravolu Chandrasekharan
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