E. C. George Sudarshan

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George Sudarshan
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E. C. G. Sudarshan at TIFR Mumbai in 2009
Born (1931-09-16)16 September 1931
Pallam, Kerala, India
Died 14 May 2018(2018-05-14) (aged 86)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater CMS College Kottayam
Madras Christian College
University of Madras
University of Rochester
Known for Optical coherence
Sudarshan-Glauber representation
V-A theory
Tachyon
Quantum Zeno effect
Open quantum system
Spin-statistics theorem
Awards ICTP Dirac Medal (2010)
Padma Vibhushan (2007)
Majorana Prize (2006)
TWAS Prize (1985)
Bose Medal (1977)
Padma Bhushan (1976)
C. V. Raman Award (1970)
Scientific career
Fields Theoretical physics
Institutions University of Texas at Austin
Indian Institute of Science
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Harvard University
University of Rochester
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Doctoral advisor Robert Marshak
Doctoral students Mohammad Aslam Khan Khalil
Narasimhaiengar Mukunda

Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan (also known as E. C. G. Sudarshan; 16 September 1931 – 14 May 2018)[1] was an Indian theoretical physicist. He was a professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Sudarshan was known for his works to the field of theoretical Physics including Optical coherence, Sudarshan-Glauber representation, V-A theory, Tachyons, Quantum Zeno effect, Open quantum system, Spin-statistics theorem, non-invariance groups, positive maps of density matrices, quantum computation among others.

His works include also relations between east and west, philosophy and religion.

In 2005, the Nobel Committee controversially did not award Sudarshan the Nobel Prize in Physics yet awarded his work about Glauber–Sudarshan P representation to Roy J. Glauber only.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Acclaimed scientist ECG Sudarshan passes away in Texas
  2. Zhou, Lulu (December 6, 2005). "Scientists Question Nobel". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 2008-02-22.