Sharadchandra Shankar Shrikhande

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Sharadchandr S. Shrikhande
Born (1917-10-19) 19 October 1917 (age 99)
Sagar, British India
Residence India
Citizenship Indian
Fields Combinatorics
Institutions University of Mumbai,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
Banaras Hindu University
Alma mater University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Doctoral advisor Raj Chandra Bose
Known for Euler's conjecture

Sharadchandra Shankar Shrikhande (born 19 October 1917) is an Indian mathematician with distinguished and well-recognized achievements in combinatorial mathematics. He is notable for his breakthrough work along with R. C. Bose and E. T. Parker in their disproof of the famous conjecture made by Leonhard Euler dated 1782 that there do not exist two mutually orthogonal latin squares of order 4n + 2 for every n.[1] Shrikhande's specialty was combinatorics, and statistical designs. Shrikhande graph[2] is used in statistical designs.

Shrikhande received a Ph.D. in the year 1950 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the direction of R. C. Bose. Shrikhande taught at various universities in the USA and in India.[3] Shrikhande was a professor of mathematics at Banaras Hindu University, Banaras and the founding head of the department of mathematics, University of Mumbai and the founding director of the Center of Advanced Study in Mathematics, Mumbai until he retired in 1978. He is a fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, the Indian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Mathematical Institute, USA.

Shrikhande's son Mohan Shrikhande[4] is a professor of combinatorial mathematics at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.


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