20 Notable alumni of
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is 1902nd in the world, 445th in Asia, and 45th in India by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 20 notable alumni from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Ashok Khemka

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    Ashok Khemka
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Ashok Khemka is an Indian career civil servant. He is an Indian Administrative Service officer of 1991 batch. He is best known for cancelling the mutation of Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's illegal land deal in Gurgaon. As of November 2019, he has been transferred 53 times in 28 years by state governments after he exposed corruption in the departments he was posted in. He is a whistleblower of several scams that took place under Bhupinder Hooda's regime, including the Robert Vadra DLF land grab scam, Sonepat-Kharkhoda IMT land scam case and Garhi Sampla Uddar Gagan land scam. Ashok Khemka is Haryana's second-most transferred bureaucrat after a retired IAS officer Pradeep Kasni, who had been transferred 71 times in 35 years.

  2. Atul Gurtu

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    Atul Gurtu
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Atul Gurtu is a leading high energy physicist in India. He joined the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, in 1971, and retired in 2011 as a senior professor, after a career spanning four decades in particle physics research.

  3. K. VijayRaghavan

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    K. VijayRaghavan
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    biologistgeneticist
    Biography

    Dr. Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan FRS is an emeritus professor and former director of the National Centre for Biological Sciences. On 26 March 2018 the Government of India appointed him as the principal scientific adviser to succeed Dr. R Chidamabaram. In 2012 he was elected a fellow of The Royal Society and in April 2014 he was elected as a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences. He was conferred the Padma Shri on 26 January 2013 and is also a recipient of the Infosys Prize in the life sciences category in 2009.

  4. Conjeevaram Srirangachari Seshadri

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    Conjeevaram Srirangachari Seshadri
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1932-2020 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    mathematicianprofessor
    Biography

    Conjeevaram Srirangachari Seshadri FRS was an Indian mathematician. He was the founder and director-emeritus of the Chennai Mathematical Institute, and is known for his work in algebraic geometry. The Seshadri constant is named after him. He was also known for his collaboration with mathematician M. S. Narasimhan, for their proof of the Narasimhan–Seshadri theorem which proved the necessary conditions for stable vector bundles on a Riemann surface.

  5. Thanu Padmanabhan

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    Thanu Padmanabhan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
    1979-1992 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    physicistastronomeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Thanu Padmanabhan is an Indian theoretical physicist and cosmologist whose research spans a wide variety of topics in Gravitation, Structure formation in the universe and Quantum Gravity. He has published nearly 300 papers and reviews in international journals and ten books in these areas. He has made several contributions related to the analysis and modelling of dark energy in the universe and the interpretation of gravity as an emergent phenomenon. He is currently a Distinguished Professor at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, at Pune, India.

  6. Raman Parimala

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    Raman Parimala
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacherprofessor
    Biography

    Raman Parimala is an Indian mathematician known for her contributions to algebra. She is the Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor of mathematics at Emory University. For many years, she was a professor at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai. She has been on the Mathematical Sciences jury for the Infosys Prize from 2019.

  7. M. S. Narasimhan

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    M. S. Narasimhan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1932-2021 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Mudumbai Seshachalu Narasimhan FRS was an Indian mathematician. His focus areas included number theory, algebraic geometry, representation theory, and partial differential equations. He was a pioneer in the study of moduli spaces of holomorphic vector bundles on projective varieties. His work is considered the foundation for Kobayashi–Hitchin correspondence that links differential geometry and algebraic geometry of vector bundles over complex manifolds. He was also known for his collaboration with mathematician C. S. Seshadri, for their proof of the Narasimhan–Seshadri theorem which proved the necessary conditions for stable vector bundles on a Riemann surface.

  8. Sujatha Ramdorai

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    Sujatha Ramdorai
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Sujatha Ramdorai is an algebraic number theorist known for her work on Iwasawa theory. She is a professor of mathematics and Canada Research Chair at University of British Columbia, Canada. She was previously a professor at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

  9. Dipan Ghosh

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    Dipan Ghosh
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Dipan Ghosh is an Indian theoretical physicist, best known for his exact enumeration of the ground state of a Heisenberg antiferromagnet, known in literature as the Majumdar–Ghosh model, which he developed with Chanchal Kumar Majumdar.

  10. Mangala Narlikar

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    Mangala Narlikar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    scientistmathematician
    Biography

    Mangala Narlikar is an Indian mathematician who has done research in pure mathematics as well as written for a lay audience. After her degrees in mathematics, she initially worked at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai and later worked as a lecturer in the University of Bombay and Pune.

  11. Gopal Prasad

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    Gopal Prasad
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Gopal Prasad is an Indian-American mathematician. His research interests span the fields of Lie groups, their discrete subgroups, algebraic groups, arithmetic groups, geometry of locally symmetric spaces, and representation theory of reductive p-adic groups.

  12. Ramachandran Balasubramanian

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    Ramachandran Balasubramanian
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Ramachandran Balasubramanian is an Indian mathematician and was Director of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Chennai, India. He is known for his work in number theory, which includes settling the final g(4) case of Waring's problem in 1986.

  13. S. G. Dani

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    S. G. Dani
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Shrikrishna Gopalrao Dani is a Professor of mathematics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai who works in the broad area of ergodic theory.

  14. Suresh Venapally

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    Suresh Venapally
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Suresh Venapally is an Indian mathematician known for his research work in algebra. He is a professor at Emory University.

  15. Shrawan Kumar

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    Shrawan Kumar
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Shrawan Kumar is the John R. and Louise S. Parker distinguished professor of mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written two books: Kac-Moody groups, their flag varieties, and representation theory and Frobenius splitting methods in geometry and representation theory.

  16. Raghavan Narasimhan

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    Raghavan Narasimhan
    Years
    1937-2015 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Raghavan Narasimhan was an Indian mathematician at the University of Chicago who worked on real and complex manifolds and who solved the Levi problem for complex manifolds.

  17. Ajit Kembhavi

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    Ajit Kembhavi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    astrophysicist
    Biography

    Ajit Kembhavi is an Indian astrophysicist. He is presently a Professor Emeritus at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, (IUCAA) at Pune, India, of which he was also a founder member. He also serves as a Vice President of the International Astronomical Union.

  18. Vijay Kumar Kapahi

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    Vijay Kumar Kapahi
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1944-1999 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    astrophysicist
    Biography

    Vijay Kumar Kapahi was an Indian astrophysicist and the director of the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, an autonomous division of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Known for his research on radio galaxies, quasars and observational cosmology, Kapahi was an elected fellow of all the three major Indian science academies – Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy and National Academy of Sciences, India – as well as of the Maharashtra Academy of Sciences. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology for his contributions to physical sciences in 1987.

  19. Maneesha S. Inamdar

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    Maneesha S. Inamdar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Maneesha S. Inamdar is an Indian developmental biologist specialising in stem cell research. She is a Professor and Chair at the Molecular Biology and Genetics Unit of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research. She is an elected fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and the Indian National Science Academy and a J C Bose National Fellow.

  20. T. N. Venkataramana

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    T. N. Venkataramana
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Tyakal Nanjundiah Venkataramana is an Indian mathematician who specialises in algebraic groups and automorphic forms.