S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan

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Srinivasa Varadhan
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Srinivasa Varadhan at the 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum in September 2013
Born (1940-01-02) 2 January 1940 (age 79)
Madras, Madras Presidency, British India
ResidenceUnited States
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materUniversity of Madras
Indian Statistical Institute
Known forMartingale problems; Large deviation theory
AwardsNational Medal of Science (2010)
Padma Bhushan (2008)
Abel Prize (2007)
Steele Prize (1996)
Birkhoff Prize (1994)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
Doctoral advisorC R Rao
Doctoral studentsPeter Friz
Jeremy Quastel

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.[1]

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".[2] In 2007, he was awarded the Abel Prize.[3]

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  1. Ramachandran, R. (7–20 April 2007). "Science of chance". Frontline. India. Archived from the original on 11 December 2007.
  2. "President Obama Honors Nation's Top Scientists and Innovators". The White House. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  3. Citation for the Abel Prize Archived 10 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine (PDF). Retrieved 22 March 2007.

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