Women Section
Mathematical Sciences

Ramdorai Sujatha

Education: An alumna of Bangalore?s St. Joseph?s College (physics, chemistry, and mathematics) Ramdorai was awarded her Masters by Annamalai University and Ph D by TIFR in 1991-1992. Following her doctorate in mathematics, Ramdorai went abroad for post-doctoral research studies to the University of Regensburg in Germany and Ohio State University. Now,working as an associate professor of mathematics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.

Fields of Specialization: Algebra, Quadratic Forms, Number Theory, and Iwasawa Theory. Awarded Ramanujan Prize (2006) in recognition of her work on the arithmetic of algebraic varieties and her substantial contributions to non-commutative Iwasawa theory. In particular, together with Coates, Fukaya, Kato, and Venjakob, she formulated a non-commutative version of the main conjecture of Iwasawa theory, which now drives much of the work in this important subject. The Ramanujan prize, was established by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy as part of its mandate to strengthen science in developing countries. The prize was set up in 2005 , so 44-year-old Professor Sujatha is the second recipient of the $10,000 award. The award is named after the Indian mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. It is to be awarded annually to a mathematician under 45 from a developing country.Recipients of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes 2004.Elected Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences in 2003.

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