T. V. Ramakrishnan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tiruppattur Venkatachalamurti Ramakrishnan
T V Ramakrishnan 2696 (cropped).JPG
T. V. Ramakrishnan
Born (1941-08-14) 14 August 1941 (age 75)
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence India
Nationality Indian
Institutions Banaras Hindu University
Indian Institute of Science
Princeton University
Alma mater Banaras Hindu University (B.Sc.) (M.Sc.)
Columbia University (Ph.D.)
Doctoral advisor Joaquin Mazdak Luttinger
Known for Contributions to Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and Statistical Mechanics
Notable awards

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.

Awards and honours[edit]

Ramakrishnan was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2000.[5] His certificate of election reads:


  1. ^ "Bhatnagar Award in Physical Sciences". CSIR. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Padma Awards Directory" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011-07-05. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  3. ^ "Curriculum Vitae of T. V. Ramakrishnan". Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Phys. Rev. Lett. 42, 673 (1979): Scaling Theory of Localization: Absence of Quantum Diffusion in Two Dimensions". 
  5. ^ "Tiruppattur Ramakrishnan". London: Royal Society.  One or more of the preceding sentences may incorporate text from the royalsociety.org website where "all text published under the heading 'Biography' on Fellow profile pages is available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License." Royal Society Terms, conditions and policies at the Wayback Machine (archived February 20, 2016)‹The template Wayback is being considered for merging.› 
  6. ^ "EC/2000/30: Ramakrishnan, Tiruppattur Venkatachalamurti". The Royal Society. Retrieved 20 March 2016.