Nationality Canadian Name M. Murty | Role mathematician Fields Mathematics | |

Born 16 October 1953 (age 69) Guntur, India (1953-10-16) Institutions McGill UniversityQueen's University Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology Notable awards Coxeter–James Prize (1988) Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carleton University, Columbia University Doctoral advisor Harold Stark, Dorian M. Goldfeld Books Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Problems in analytic number t, Problems in algebraic, An Introduction to Sieve, Introduction to p‑adic analytic n Similar People V Kumar Murty, Dorian M Goldfeld, Harold Stark, Tom M Apostol, Raoul Bott |

## "Mathematics, Measurement and Information Technology" by M Ram Murty

**Maruti Ram Pedaprolu Murty**, FRSC (born 16 October 1953 in Guntur, India) is an Indo-Canadian mathematician, currently head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University, where he holds a Queen's Research Chair in mathematics.

## Contents

- Mathematics Measurement and Information Technology by M Ram Murty
- The Ramanujan tau function by M Ram Murty
- Career
- Selected publications
- References

## The Ramanujan tau function by M Ram Murty

## Career

Specialising in number theory, Murty is a researcher in the areas of modular forms, elliptic curves, and sieve theory. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1990, was elected to the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) in 2008, and has won numerous prestigious awards in mathematics, including the Coxeter–James Prize. A highly learned Hindu scholar, Murty is also cross-appointed as a professor of philosophy at Queen's, specialising in Indian philosophy.

Murty graduated with a B.Sc. from Carleton University in 1976. He received his Ph.D. in 1980 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, supervised by Harold Stark. He was on the faculty of McGill University from 1982 until 1996, when he joined Queen's.

Murty has Erdős number 1, and has collaborated with dozens of other researchers, including frequent joint work with his brother, V. Kumar Murty. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

## Selected publications

*An introduction to sieve methods and their applications*. London Mathematical Society Student Texts.

**66**. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-84816-4. MR 2200366. .

*L*-series".

*Annals of Mathematics (2)*. Annals of Mathematics.

**133**(3): 447–475. JSTOR 2944316. MR 1109350. doi:10.2307/2944316. .