S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan
|Born||2 January 1940|
Madras, Madras Presidency, British India
|Alma mater||University of Madras|
Indian Statistical Institute
|Known for||Martingale problems; Large deviation theory|
|Awards||National Medal of Science (2010)|
Padma Bhushan (2008)
Abel Prize (2007)
Steele Prize (1996)
Birkhoff Prize (1994)
|Doctoral advisor||C R Rao|
|Doctoral students||Peter Friz|
Sathamangalam Ranga Iyengar Srinivasa Varadhan FRS (born 2 January 1940) is an Indian-American mathematician. He is known for his fundamental contributions to probability theory and in particular for creating a unified theory of large deviations.
Varadhan's awards and honours include the National Medal of Science (2010) from President Barack Obama, "the highest honour bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers and inventors". In 2007, he was awarded the Abel Prize.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Ramachandran, R. (7–20 April 2007). "Science of chance". Frontline. India. Archived from the original on 11 December 2007.
- ↑ "President Obama Honors Nation's Top Scientists and Innovators". The White House. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
- ↑ Citation for the Abel Prize Archived 10 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine (PDF). Retrieved 22 March 2007.
Other websites[change | change source]
- S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan, home page at the Courant Institute