## About this book

### Introduction

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.

### Keywords

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
- John R. Klauder
- Calyampudi R. Rao

- 1., Department of MathematicsUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
- 2., Department of PhysicsUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
- 3., Department of StatisticsThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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