T. V. Ramakrishnan

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Tiruppattur Venkatachalamurti Ramakrishnan
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T. V. Ramakrishnan
Born (1941-08-14) 14 August 1941 (age 74)
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence India
Nationality Indian
Fields Theoretical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics
Institutions Banaras Hindu University
Indian Institute of Science
Princeton University
Alma mater Banaras Hindu University (B.Sc.)
Banaras Hindu University (M.Sc.)
Columbia University (Ph.D.)
Doctoral advisor Joaquin Mazdak Luttinger
Known for Contributions to Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and Statistical Mechanics
Notable awards Trieste Science Prize (2005)
Padmashri (2001)
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (1983)

Tiruppattur Venkatachalamurti Ramakrishnan, FRS (born 14 August 1941) is an Indian theoretical physicist known for his contributions in condensed matter physics. He is at present DAE Homi Bhabha Professor of Physics at Benaras Hindu University and also the Chancellor of Tripura University. He was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 1983 and the Padma Shri in 2001.[1][2]


Tiruppattur Venkatachalamurti Ramakrishnan was born on 14 August 1941 in Madras, Tamil Nadu. He completed his B.Sc (Hons.) and M.Sc in Physics from Banaras Hindu University in 1959 and 1961. He then worked as a CSIR Research Fellow at Banaras Hindu University from 1961 to 1962. He later completed his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1966.[3] He started his professional career as lecturer in the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He shifted to the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1986 where he continued till 2003.

Ramakrishnan has made seminal contributions to the scaling theory of electron localization.[4] He has made contributions to the theory of liquid to solid transition and of mixed valence systems.