- 21 Jul 2020
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Eminent mathematician Professor CS Seshadri, known for his contributions in algebraic geometry and mathematical education passed away recently.
- He was born in 1932 in Kanchipuram and educated in Chennai, TN and Mumbai (he got his PhD from Bombay University in 1958).
- He joined Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), where he helped establish a school of algebraic geometry.
- He is known for his work on algebraic geometry.
- Applications of algebraic geometry arise in statistics, control theory, robotics, coding theory, integer programming and theoretical physics.
- The Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem, developed in 1965 with his friend M S Narasimhan, plays a central role in conformal field theory and string theory.
- He founded the Chennai Mathematical Institute, which attracts talent from around the world with its courses on mathematics, computer science and theoretical physics.
- He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society (UK) in 1988 and a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, USA in 2010. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan (the third highest civilian award in India) in 2009.