Sathamangalam Ranga Iyengar Srinivasa Varadhan

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Sathamangalam Ranga Iyengar Srinivasa Varadhan

Born: 2 January 1940

He is an Indian American mathematician who is known for his fundamental contributions to probability theory and in particular for creating a unified theory of large deviations.

He recieved awards and honours include the National Medal of Science (2010) from President Barack Obama, “the highest honour bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers and inventors”.

He received also the Birkhoff Prize (1994), the Margaret and Herman Sokol Award of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, New York University (1995), and the Leroy P Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research (1996) from the American Mathematical Society, awarded for his work with Daniel W Stroock on diffusion processes.

In 2008, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan.

He also has two honorary degrees from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris (2003) and from Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, India (2004).

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