Surindar Kumar Trehan

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Surindar Kumar Trehan
Born 4 April 1931
Died 9 September 2004
Nationality India
Alma mater University of Chicago
Awards Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology
Scientific career
Fields Non-linear stability in magnetohydrodynamics, Mathematics
Doctoral advisor Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Surindar Kumar Trehan (S.K. Trehan) is an Indian mathematician who specialised in non-linear stability in magnetohydrodynamics.

He was awarded in 1976 the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, the highest science award in India, in the mathematical sciences category. Prof. Trehan has done significant work on stability of force-free magnetic fields, stability of jets and cylinders and stability of inhomogeneous plasmas. His work on the mathematical treatment of gaseous polytropes in the presence of a magnetic field is a breakthrough in this area. He has also done important work on hydromagnetic waves and rotating gaseous masses.[1]


  1. ^ Sukumar Mallick; Saguna Dewan; S C Dhawan (1999). Handbook of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize Winners(1958 - 1998) (PDF). New Delhi: Human Rsource Development Group, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research. p. 118. 

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