Ram Prakash Bambah

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Ram Prakash Bambah (born September 30, 1925)[1][2] is an Indian mathematician working in number theory and discrete geometry.

Education and career[edit]

Bambah earned a bachelor's degree from Government College University, Lahore, and a masters degree from the University of the Punjab, Lahore.[2] He then went to England for his doctoral studies, earning his Ph.D. in 1950 from the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Louis J. Mordell.[2][3] Returning to India, he became a reader at Panjab University, Chandigarh, in 1952, and was promoted to professor there in 1957.[2] Maintaining his position at Panjab University, he also held a position as professor at Ohio State University in the US from 1964 to 1969.[2] He retired from Panjab University in 1993.[2]

Bambah was president of the Indian Mathematical Society in 1969, and vice chancellor of Panjab University from 1985 to 1991.[2]

Awards and honours[edit]

He was elected to the Indian National Science Academy in 1955.[2] In 1979 he was awarded the Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal,[2] and in 1974 was elected to the Indian Academy of Sciences.[1] In 1988 he received the Aryabhata Medal of the Indian National Science Academy[2] and the Padma Bhushan award.[citation needed]

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