K. S. S. Nambooripad

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K. S. S. Nambooripad

Born: 6 April 1935

  • He  is an Indian mathematician who has made fundamental contributions to the structure theory of regular semigroups.
  • He was also instrumental in popularising the TeX software in India and also in introducing and championing the cause of the free software movement in India.
  • He was with the Department of Mathematics, University of Kerala, since 1976.
  • He served the Department as its Head from 1983 until his retirement from University service in 1995.
  • After retirement, he is associating with the academic and research activities of the Center for Mathematical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram in various capacities.
  • He later developed an alternative approach to describe the structure of regular semigroups.
  • This particular work utilizes the abstract theory of cross-connections to provide a useful framework for studying various classes of regular semigroups.
  • He was the prime catalyst for the formation of Indian TeX Users Group in 1998.
  • He was the inaugural Chairman of the Group.
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