- Kollagunta Gopalaiyer Ramanathan
Kollagunta Gopalaiyer Ramanathan (
November 13, 1920- May 10, 1992) was a front rank Indian mathematicianof international reputation with distinguished and well-recognized achievements in number theory. He had contributed in no small measure to the emergence of a new generation of high-calibre mathematicians as well as to the general development of mathematical research and teaching in India.His Erds numberis 2.
He was born in Hyderabad in South India. He completed his graduation and post-graduation at
Osmania Universityand the University of Madrasrespectively before going to Princeton where he completed his Ph.D under Emil Artinand also worked with Hermann Weyland Carl Siegel. Thereafter he returned to India to work at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Researchat Mumbai.
* [http://www.numbertheory.org/obituaries/AA/ramanathan/page1.html Obituary, reproduced from "Acta Arithmetica"]
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