S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan

S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan

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Sathamangalam Ranga Iyengar Srinivasa Varadhan FRS is an Indian-American mathematician, R. Ramachandran, Frontline (India), 24, #7 (7–20 April 2007). Accessed on line 6 December 2007. born 2 January 1940 in Madras , Tamil Nadu, India.

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Varadhan received his undergraduate degree in 1959 from Presidency College, Madras, and his doctorate in 1963 from the Indian Statistical Institute under Calyampudi R. Rao,, web site at the Indian Statistical Institute, accessed 22 March 2007. who arranged for Andrey Kolmogorov to be present at Varadhan's thesis defense. Since 1963, he has worked at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, where he was at first a postdoctoral fellow (1963–66), strongly recommended by Monroe Donsker. Here he met Daniel Stroock, who became a close colleague and co-author. In an article in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Stroock recalls these early years:<blockquote>“Varadhan, whom everyone calls Raghu, came to these shores from his native India in the fall of 1963. He arrived by plane at Idlewild Airport and proceeded to Manhattan by bus. His destination was that famous institution with the modest name, The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, where he had been given a postdoctoral fellowship. Varadhan was assigned to one of the many windowless offices in...
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