T. R. Ramadas

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T.R. Ramadas
Born Trivandrum Ramakrishnan Ramadas
(1955-03-30) 30 March 1955 (age 61)
Residence Tamilnadu
Citizenship Indian
Fields Algebraic and differential geometry, mathematical physics
Institutions International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Chennai Mathematical Institute
Alma mater University of Bombay
IIT Kanpur
Doctoral advisor M S Narasimhan
Notable awards Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology

Trivandrum Ramakrishnan "T. R." Ramadas (born 30 March 1955) is an Indian mathematician who specializes in algebraic and differential geometry, and mathematical physics. He was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in 1998, the highest science award in India, in the mathematical sciences category.[1] [2]

He studied engineering in IIT Kanpur then joined TIFR as a graduate student in physics finally changing to mathematics after his interactions with M S Narasimhan.

He is currently a professor at Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Selected publications[edit]

  • "The "Harder-Narasimhan Trace" and Unitarity of the KZ/Hitchin Connection: genus 0", Ann. of Math. 169, 1–39 (2009).
  • (With V.B. Mehta) "Moduli of vector bundles, Frobenius splitting, and invariant theory", Ann. of Math. 144, 269–313 (1996).
  • "Factorisation of generalised theta functions II", Topology 35, 641–654 (1996).
  • (With M.S. Narasimhan) "Factorisation of generalised theta functions I", Invent. Math. 114, 565–624 (1993).
  • (With I.M. Singer and J. Weitsman) "Some comments on Chern Simons gauge theory", Commun. Math. Phys. 126, 409–420 (1989).
  • (With P.K. Mitter) "The two-dimensional O(N) nonlinear =E5 model: renormalisation and effective actions", Commun. Math. Phys. 122, 575–596 (1989).
  • (With M.S. Narasimhan) "Geometry of SU(2) gauge fields", Commun. Math. Phys. 67, 121–136 (1979).


  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. 
  2. ^ "Ramadas Ramakrishnan". International Centre for Theoretical Physics. Retrieved 26 June 2013.