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Narasimhaiengar Mukunda is a prominent Indian theoretical physicist. He works as a senior professor at Centre for High Energy Physics, IISc, Bangalore. He is also an honorary professor at IISER, Thiruvananthapuram. His major contributions are in the fields of Classical and Quantum Mechanics, Theoretical Optics and Mathematical Physics.
He was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for work in Nonlinear and Quantum Optics in 1980
His doctoral advisor was the prominent Indian-American physicist E. C. G. Sudarshan.
"Twisted Gaussian Schell-model beams. I & II. Symmetry structure and normal-mode spectrum" 
- Handbook of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize Winners (1958 - 1998) (PDF). Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi. 1999.
- Jagannathan, R.; Simon, R.; Sudarshan, E. C. G.; Mukunda, N. (1989). "Quantum theory of magnetic electron lenses based on the Dirac equation". Physics Letters A 134 (8–9): 457. Bibcode:1989PhLA..134..457J. doi:10.1016/0375-9601(89)90685-3.
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