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Ramamurti Shankar

Ramamurti Shankar
Born 1947
India
Citizenship USA
Fields Theoretical Physics
Institutions Yale University
Notable awards Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize

Ramamurti Shankar is the John Randolph Huffman Professor of Physics at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut. His research is in theoretical condensed matter physics, although he is also known for his earlier work in theoretical particle physics. In 2009, Shankar was awarded the Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize from the American Physical Society for "innovative applications of field theoretic techniques to quantum condensed matter systems". He received his B. Tech in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras and his Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics from the University of California, Berkeley (1974). He joined the Yale faculty in 1977 after three years at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He is dedicated to teaching and has published two texts: Principles of Quantum Mechanics and Basic Training in Mathematics: A Fitness Program for Science Students.[1]

Selected publications

  • Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Plenum, 1994.
  • Basic Training in Mathematics, Plenum, 1995.

References

External links

  • Ramamurti Shankar webpage at Yale University


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