C.S. Seshadri, one of the leaders of Indian mathematics in the post-Independence era, passed away


C.S. Seshadri, one of the leaders of Indian mathematics in the post-Independence era, passed away


C.S. Seshadri, one of the leaders of Indian mathematics in the post-Independence era, passed away late on July 17 in Chennai. He was 88.

C.S. Seshadri FRS was an eminent 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.

 

Books Written By –

  • Schubert Varieties,
  • Introduction to the Theory of Standard Monomials,
  • Geometry of G/P

Known for: 

  • Seshadri constant, 
  • Narasimhan–Seshadri theorem, 
  • Standard monomial theory

Awards: Padma Bhushan

 

Born: 29 February 1932, Kanchipuram
Died: 17 July 2020


In a tweet, President Ram Nath Kovind said, a multi-faceted personality and mathematical genius, Prof C.S. Seshadri is known for his exceptional contribution in algebraic geometry. He said, in his passing, India has lost an institution builder. The President expressed condolences to his family and friends.
 
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said, renowned mathematician C S Seshadri made pioneering contribution in the area of algebraic geometry. Mr Naidu said, his death is a great loss to the field of mathematics. He expressed condolences to the bereaved family members.
   
In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, in the passing away of Professor C. S. Seshadri, India has lost an intellectual stalwart who did outstanding work in mathematics. The Prime Minister said, his efforts, especially in algebraic geometry, will be remembered for generations. He expressed condolences to the family and admirers of Professor C. S. Seshadri.

Sources DD NEWS

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