JECRC, Jaipur University: Padmashree Prof (Dr.) M.S. Raghunathan from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai and
Prof. Jugal Verma from IIT (Bombay) visits the campus to deliver lecture on "Indian Mathematicians of India in the last century"

JECRC UNIVERSITY, Jaipur,15th March 2013: Two Eminent mathematicians of India , Padmashree Prof (Dr.) M.S. Raghunathan from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai and Prof. Jugal Verma from IIT (Bombay) visited JECRC University on Thursday to deliver a lecture on Indian Mathematician of India in the last century

During the session,Padma vibhushan & Padmashree, Prof. M. S. Raghunathan spoke about mathematicians who made significant contributions to mathematics during the 20th century. He quoted some interesting biographical information touching upon their mathematical contributions and their influence on the development of mathematics in the country. HarishChandra and Vinay Kumar Patodi whose contributions lead to many discoveries in Physics and other applied technologies whereas Prof. Jugal Verma highlighted on the geometry of Polygons and their Algebraic understanding. He also spoke about the constructional regular polygons, the methods of constructions for a regular pentagon and a regular 17­gon due to Richmond was decribed.

After the lecture session ,there was a general question answer round where the audience asked questions which were answered by Prof. M. S. Raghunathan.

Later, in an interview Prof.M.S Raghunathan said, "We in India need to revive and rejuvenate our mathematical heritage. This could only be achieved if more youngsters, particularly brighter ones take up Mathematics as their career. There has to be greater funding for mathematical research and we need to produce more fundamental research. However, a few mathematicians of Indian origin in USA and Europe are doing very good tin their career over there. However, no Indian has received 'Field Medal'award yet . 'Field Medal' is also known as Nobel Prize of Mathematics. It is conferred to a mathematician for a first rate original contribution in the development of Mathematics. We are expecting it to happen in the near Future.The entire basis of modern Information Technology and Computer Science is 'Discrete Mathematics'. The cutting edge technological developments in these fields are possible only with research and development in 'Fundamental Mathematics'. Thus, it is pertinent to strengthen this basis in India."

Thus, it was truly an enriching and educative experience for the students of JECRC ,Jaipur University to learn about India's great mathematicians from two of India's eminent professors.

Profile of Speakers:

Padmashree Prof (Dr.) M. S. Raghunathan is an Indian mathematician and is currently Head of the National Centre for Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He was formerly Professor of eminence at TIFR in Homi Bhabha Chair. Prof Raghunathan received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from (TIFR), University of Mumbai. Prof. Raghunathan obtained B.A.(Hons) in Mathematics from Madras University and a Ph.D. from Bombay University(TIFR). His principal area of research is Lie groups. Professor Raghunathan has received numerous academic awards. Government of India awarded him Padma Shri in 2001. Raghunathan is a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Third World Academy of Sciences. He was the Chairman of the National Board for Higher Mathematics of the Department of Atomic Energy (Govt. Of India) during 1987­­2006.

Prof(Dr.) Jugal Kishore Verma is Professor, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Professor Jugal Kishore Verma has made substantial and fundamental contributions to the important area of mixed multiplicities in commutative algebra. His research in this area has had a great impact in neighboring fields. The study of Hilbert functions and blow­up algebras have been greatly enriched by his work. His interpretation of mixed volumes as mixed multiplicities has given a purely algebraic proof of a well ­known theorem of Bernstein.


JECRC University is a leading University located in Jaipur, Rajasthan. JECRC University is a part of JECRC Foundation north India's premier education group.It aims to become a renowned centre of higher learning, and work towards academic, professional, cultural and social enrichment of the lives of individuals and communities.JECRC University campus sprawls over 32 acres.It University aims at becoming a valuable resource for industry and society through its interventions in creation of research and innovation culture, academic and professional enhancement and cultural enrichment.


Source: By E-mail (March 15, 2013)

Published on on March 18, 2013


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