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M S Narasimhan

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Nationality  Indian
Role  Mathematician
Institutions  TIFR
Residence  Bengaluru

Alma mater  TIFR
Fields  Mathematics
Name  M. Narasimhan

Doctoral students  M. S. Raghunathan S. Ramanan V. K. Patodi
Education  Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Loyola College, Chennai
Notable students  M. S. Raghunathan, Vijay Kumar Patodi
Similar People  M S Raghunathan, K S Chandrasekharan, Vijay Kumar Patodi

Doctoral advisor  K. S. Chandrasekharan

Mudumbai Seshachalu Narasimhan FRS (born 1932) is an eminent Indian mathematician. He is well known along with C S Seshadri for their proof of the Narasimhan–Seshadri theorem, and both were elected as Fellows of the Royal Society.


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Narasimhan did his undergraduate studies at Loyola College, Chennai, where he was taught by Fr Racine. Fr Racine had studied with the famous French mathematicians Élie Cartan and Jacques Hadamard, and connected his students with the latest developments in modern mathematics. Among Racine's other students who achieved eminence, we may count Subbaramiah Minakshisundaram, K. G. Ramanathan, C S Seshadri, Raghavan Narasimhan, and C. P. Ramanujam.

Narasimhan went to the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Bombay, for his graduate studies. He obtained his Ph.D. from University of Mumbai in 1960; his advisor was K. Chandrasekharan. Among Narasimhan's distinguished students is M. S. Raghunathan who followed in this footsteps to bag the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize as well as become FRS. Two other students who made a mark as top-notch mathematicians are S. Ramanan and V. K. Patodi.

Degrees and posts held

  • Visiting Scholar, Institute for Advanced Study (1968-1969)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society, London
  • Head, Mathematics Group of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (1992–1999)
  • Honorary Fellow, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore Centre.
  • Awards and felicitations

  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (1975)
  • TWAS Prize for Mathematics (1987)
  • Padma Bhushan (1990)
  • King Faisal International Prize for Science, 2006 (jointly with Simon Donaldson, Imperial College)
  • References

    M. S. Narasimhan Wikipedia

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