Past Faculty

Harish-Chandra

School of Mathematics
Affiliation
Mathematics

From the New York Times, October 19, 1983:

Professor Harish-Chandra began his work in the theory of elementary particles, but he turned in 1949 from physics to mathematics. His main interest was the study of infinite-dimensional representations. They first arose in quantum mechanics during the 1930's, when it was necessary to analyze the effect of symmetries on the motions of particles and waves. For these representations, Professor Harish-Chandra created a theory with implications for many domains, from geometry to number theory.

"Prof. Harish-Chandra; Expert on Mathematics," New York Times, October 19, 1983.

Dates at IAS
Faculty
  • Mathematics
9/196310/1983
Member
  • Mathematics
9/19616/1962
Member
  • Mathematics
8/19556/1956
Research Assistant
  • Mathematics
9/19476/1949
Degrees
Cambridge Univ Ph.D., 1947
Honors
Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal Indian National Science Academy 1974
DSc(hc) University of Delhi 1973
Cole Prize Amer Math Soc 1954