Chandrashekhar Khare

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Chandrashekhar Khare
Nationality India
Alma materCaltech
Cambridge University
Known forProof of Serre conjecture
AwardsINSA Young Scientist Award (1999)
Fermat Prize (2007)
Infosys Prize (2010)
Cole Prize (2011)
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorHaruzo Hida
Dinakar Ramakrishnan

Chandrashekhar B. Khare (born 1968) is a professor of mathematics at the University of California Los Angeles. In 2005, he made a major advance in the field of Galois representations and number theory by proving the level 1 Serre conjecture,[1] and later a proof of the full conjecture with Jean-Pierre Wintenberger.

Professional career[edit]

Resident of Mumbai, India and completed his undergraduate education at Trinity College, Cambridge. He finished his thesis in 1995 under the supervision of Haruzo Hida at California Institute of Technology. His Ph.D. thesis was published in the Duke Mathematical Journal. He proved Serre's conjecture with Jean-Pierre Wintenberger, published in Inventiones Mathematicae.[2]

He started his career as a Fellow at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Currently, he is a professor at University of California, Los Angeles.

Awards and honors[edit]

Khare is the winner of the INSA Young Scientist Award (1999),[3] Fermat Prize (2007), the Infosys Prize (2010),[4] and the Cole Prize (2011).

He gave an invited talk at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2010, on the topic of "Number Theory".[5]

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society[6] and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.[7]


  1. ^ Khare, Chandrashekhar (2006), "Serre's modularity conjecture: The level one case", Duke Mathematical Journal, 134 (3): 557–589, doi:10.1215/S0012-7094-06-13434-8.
  2. ^ Khare, Chandrashekhar; Wintenberger, Jean-Pierre (2009), "Serre's modularity conjecture (I)", Inventiones Mathematicae, 178 (3): 485–504, CiteSeerX, doi:10.1007/s00222-009-0205-7 and Khare, Chandrashekhar; Wintenberger, Jean-Pierre (2009), "Serre's modularity conjecture (II)", Inventiones Mathematicae, 178 (3): 505–586, CiteSeerX, doi:10.1007/s00222-009-0206-6.
  3. ^ INSA Young Scientist Award
  4. ^ Infosys Prize 2010 - Mathematical Sciences Archived November 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897". International Congress of Mathematicians.
  6. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-27.
  7. ^ Hasan Suroor (22 April 2012). "Six scientists of Indian origin elected Fellows of Royal Society". The Hindu.

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