1923 - 1983


Harish-Chandra FRS (11 October 1923 – 16 October 1983) was an Indian American mathematician and physicist who did fundamental work in representation theory, especially harmonic analysis on semisimple Lie groups. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harish-Chandra has received more than 354,622 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 726th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Harish-Chandra ranks 726 out of 746Before him are Ken Ribet, Abu'l-Hasan al-Uqlidisi, Evelyn Boyd Granville, Andrei Okounkov, Luis Caffarelli, and Irving Kaplansky. After him are Caucher Birkar, Claire Voisin, Nigel Hitchin, Timothy Gowers, Artur Avila, and Stuart Milner-Barry.

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Among people born in 1923, Harish-Chandra ranks 294Before him are Vic Seixas, Bernice Rubens, Kuldip Nayar, Don Barksdale, Anne Jeffreys, and Denise Levertov. After him are Dale Robertson, Ed McMahon, Ninian Stephen, Kenny Rollins, and Adele Mara. Among people deceased in 1983, Harish-Chandra ranks 175Before him are Lutz Eigendorf, Billy Fury, Kai Winding, Keith Holyoake, Lynn Fontanne, and Jacqueline Logan. After him are Henry M. Jackson and William Demarest.

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In India

Among people born in India, Harish-Chandra ranks 568 out of 848Before him are Sachchidananda Vatsyayan (1911), Akhtar Hameed Khan (1914), Yogi Adityanath (null), Aruna Irani (1946), Mahendra Kapoor (1934), and Fareed Zakaria (1964). After him are Monisha Kaltenborn (1971), S. M. Krishna (1932), Kapil Dev (1959), Saroo Brierley (1981), Kirron Kher (1955), and Mahesh Bhatt (1948).


Among mathematicians born in India, Harish-Chandra ranks 12Before him are Madhava of Sangamagrama (1350), Jai Singh II (1688), Bhāskara I (600), Nilakantha Somayaji (1444), S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (1940), and D. R. Kaprekar (1905). After him are Akshay Venkatesh (1981).

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