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About Harish Chandra | Indian Scientist


Harish Chandra was born in 11 October 1923 and died in 16 October 1983 . He was an Indian American mathematician and physicist who did fundamental work representation theory, especially harmonic analysis on cell Semisimple lie groups.

Harish Chandra
Born11 October 1923
Kanpur, India
Died16 October 1983 (aged 60)
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
CitizenshipUnited States[1]
Alma materUniversity of Allahabad
University of Cambridge
Known forHarish-Chandra's c-function
Harish-Chandra's character formula
Harish-Chandra homomorphism
Harish-Chandra isomorphism
Harish-Chandra module
Harish-Chandra's regularity theorem
Harish-Chandra's Schwartz space
Harish-Chandra transform
Harish-Chandra's Ξ function
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society
Cole Prize in Algebra (1954)
Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics, Physics
InstitutionsIndian Institute of Science
Harvard University
Columbia University
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Institute for Advanced Study
Doctoral advisorPaul Dirac

Early life

He was born in kanpur and was educated at B.N.S.D. college, kanpur and at the University of Allahabad. After master's degree in physics in 1943 he moved to the Indian institute of Science, Bangalore for further studies in theoretical physics and worked with Homi j. Bhabha.
He moved to University of Cambridge in 1945 and work as a research student under poul Dirac. He also attended lectures by Wolfgang Pauli, and during one of them pointed out a mistake in pauli's work.

Honours and Awards

He was the recipient of cole prize of the American mathematical society, in 1954.
The Indian National Science Academy honoured him with the Srinivasa ramanujan medal in 1974.
He received honorary degree from yale University in 1981.
He also recipient of the Padma Bhushan in 1977.

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