V. Kumar Murty

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Kumar Murty

Vijaya Kumar Murty FRSC (born 20 May 1956) is an Indo-Canadian mathematician who obtained his BSc in 1977 from Carleton University and his PhD in mathematics in 1982 from Harvard University. He is currently head of the mathematics department at the University of Toronto. His research area is number theory. He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1995.[1] In 1996, he, along with his brother, M. Ram Murty, received the Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer Prize[2] for the book "Non-vanishing of L-functions and their applications."[3] The Murty brothers have written more than 20 joint papers.[4] In a book edited by Alex Michalos,[5] there is a description of how the Murty brothers learned mathematics in their teens. Murty received the Coxeter–James Prize in 1991 from the Canadian Mathematical Society.[6]


  1. ^ [1] Search page on Royal Society Home Page.
  2. ^ [2] The Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer Prize.
  3. ^ [3] Non-vanishing of L-functions by M. Ram Murty and V. Kumar Murty, Birkhauser, 1996.
  4. ^ [4] List of papers at Mathematical Reviews.
  5. ^ Alex Michalos (editor), The Best Teacher I ever Had, Personal Reports from Highly Productive Scholars, The University of Western Ontario, London, 2003, 290p. ISBN 0-920354-53-X.
  6. ^ [5] Coxeter-James Prize, Canadian Mathematical Society. He is also the CTO for PerfectCloud Corp (www.perfectcloud.io)

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