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C. S. Seshadri

C.S. Seshadri
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Seshadri at IISc, Bangalore in 2010.
Born Conjeevaram Srirangachari Seshadri
29 February 1932
Citizenship India
Nationality Indian
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Chennai Mathematical Institute
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Known for Seshadri constant
Narasimhan–Seshadri theorem
Notable awards Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Padma Bhushan, Fellow of the Royal Society

C.S. Seshadri FRS (born 29 February 1932[1]) is an eminent Indian mathematician. He is currently Director-Emeritus of the Chennai Mathematical Institute,[2] and is known for his work in algebraic geometry. The Seshadri constant is named after him. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushan in 2009,[3] the third highest civilian honor in the country.[4]

Curriculum vitae

Degrees and posts held

He received his B.A. (Hons.) degree in Mathematics from Madras University in 1953 and his Ph.D. from Bombay University in 1958. His advisor was K. Chandrasekharan. He was elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 1971.

Seshadri worked in the School of Mathematics at TIFR in Bombay from 1953 to 1984 starting as a Research Scholar and rising to a senior professor. From 1984 to 1989, he worked in IMSc in Chennai. From 1989 to 2010, he worked as the founding director of the Chennai Mathematical Institute. He stepped down from his Directorship of the Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI) on Friday, the 31 December 2010. However, he continues to be a part of CMI as "Director-Emeritus" from 1 January 2011 onwards.

Visiting professorships

He has also given invited talks at the ICM.

Awards and felicitations

Research work

Seshadri's main work is in algebraic geometry. His work with M S Narasimhan on unitary vector bundles and the Narasimhan–Seshadri theorem has influenced the field a lot. His work on Geometric Invariant Theory and on Schubert varieties, in particular his introduction of standard monomial theory, is widely recognized. Apart from the great amount of research done by him, Seshadri's contributions include the inception of Chennai Mathematical Institute, which is one of the leading institutes for study in mathematics in India.



  1. ^ Information of the Indian Academy of Sciences "Fellow Profile of Prof. C.S. Seshadri". 
  2. ^ "C.S. Seshadri's official profile an Chennai Mathematical Institute". 
  3. ^ Padma Bushan, 2009
  4. ^ "Prof. C S Seshadri to be conferred prestigious Rathindra Puraskar from Visva Bharrati". BUSINESSWIRE INDIA. November 24, 2008. 
  5. ^ O'Leary, Maureen. "72 New Members Chosen By Academy". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  6. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-07-18.


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