This volume begins with a description of Alladi Ramakrishnan's remarkable scientific career and his grand vision that led to the creation of The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (MATSCIENCE), in Madras (now Chennai), India, in 1962. The lists of his research publications, his PhD students, and other relevant facts relating to his eventful career are included. The inclusion of both research and survey articles by leading mathematicians, statisticians, and physicists who got to know Alladi Ramakrishnan over the years and admired his significant contributions to research and to the scientific profession, have been written and dedicated in this volume to Ramakrishnan's memory.
About the Author
Krishnaswami Alladi is the editor in Chief of Springer's Ramanujan Journal, and the Development in Mathematics Book series. He was chair of the mathematics department of the University of Florida. In addition to his contributions of bibliographic material about his father, Krishnaswami Alladi has directed and organized the development of this tribute volume. C.R. Rao is inarguably the most prominent academic in the field of Statistics in current times. John Klauder has served on the Physics Advisory Panel of the NSF and been Editor of the Journal of Mathematical Physics, and as President of the International Association of Mathematical Physics.