Sujatha Ramdorai

Sujatha Ramdorai

Sujatha Ramdorai
Residence Vancouver
Citizenship Indian
Nationality Indian
Fields Mathematics
Institutions TIFR
University of British Columbia
Alma mater St. Joseph's College, Bangalore
Annamalai University
Doctoral advisor Raman Parimala
Doctoral students Aribam Sharma
Known for non-commutative Iwasawa theory, Arithmetic of Algebraic varieties
Notable awards ICTP Ramanujan Prize (2006)
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (2004)
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (1997–1998)

Sujatha Ramdorai is a professor of mathematics at TIFR, Mumbai. Currently associated with the University of British Columbia, Canada, Ramdorai is an algebraic number theorist known for her work on Iwasawa theory. She is the first Indian to win the prestigious ICTP Ramanujan Prize in 2006 and also a winner of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 2004. She was a member of the National Knowledge Commission from 2007 to 2009. She is at present a member of the Prime Minister’s Scientific Advisory Council from 2009 onwards and also a member of the National Innovation Council.[1] She is also on the advisory board of Gonit Sora.[2]


She completed her B.Sc in 1982 at St. Joseph's college, Bangalore and then got her M.Sc. through correspondence from Annamalai University in 1985. After that she went for PhD at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and was awarded her PhD under supervision of Raman Parimala in 1992.[3] Her dissertation was "Witt Groups of Real Surfaces and Real Geometry".

Contribution to mathematics

Together with Coates, Fukaya, Kato, and Venjakob she formulated a non-commutative version of the main conjecture of Iwasawa theory, on which much foundation of this important subject is based.[4] Iwasawa theory has its origins in the work of a great Japanese mathematician, Kenkichi Iwasawa.[5]

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