The Legacy of Alladi Ramakrishnan in the Mathematical Sciences

  • Krishnaswami Alladi
  • John R. Klauder
  • Calyampudi R. Rao

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Legacy of Alladi Ramakrishnan

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Krishnaswami Alladi
      Pages 11-24
    3. Krishnaswami Alladi
      Pages 25-65
    4. Alladi Ramakrishnan
      Pages 67-71
    5. Krishnaswami Alladi
      Pages 73-80
    6. Krishnaswami Alladi, John R. Klauder, Calyampudi R. Rao
      Pages 81-87
    7. Krishnaswami Alladi, John R. Klauder, Calyampudi R. Rao
      Pages 89-89
  3. Pure Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. George E. Andrews
      Pages 183-190
    3. Alexander Berkovich, William C. Jagy
      Pages 211-241
    4. Jean-Marc Deshouillers, Florian Luca
      Pages 243-251
    5. Shigeru Kanemitsu, Haruo Tsukada
      Pages 275-292
    6. Srinivasacharya Raghavan
      Pages 293-297

About this book


In a distinguished scientific life that had spanned over five decades, Alladi Ramakrishnan made significant contributions to probability and statistics, elementary particle physics, cosmic rays and astrophysics, matrix theory, and the special theory of relativity. Inspired by his visit to the Institute of Advanced Study during 1957-1958, and the direct influences of Robert Oppenheimer, Niels Bohr, Sir C.V. Raman, S. Chandrasekhar, and other notable contemporaries, he later founded the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (MATSCIENCE) in Madras, India. In the spirit of Alladi Ramakrishnan’s profound interest and contributions to three fields of science — Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics — this volume contains invited surveys and research articles from prominent members of these communities who also knew Ramakrishnan personally and greatly respected his influence in these areas of science. Historical photos, telegrams, and biographical narratives of Alladi Ramakrishnan’s illustrious career of special interest are included as well.


Algebra Alladi Ramakrishnan memorial MATSCIENCE Permutation Quark astrophysics cosmic rays elementary particles mathematical physics matrix theory number theory probability statistics theoretical physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Krishnaswami Alladi
    • 1
  • John R. Klauder
    • 2
  • Calyampudi R. Rao
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of MathematicsUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2., Department of PhysicsUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3., Department of StatisticsThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6262-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6263-8
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