Srinivasa Ramanujan’s extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions are unparalleled. The Ramanujan Lectures are delivered by renowned mathematicians on important developments in their area of speciality. The first lecture in the series is aimed at a general audience while the rest are for mathematicians.
Upcoming Lectures
Srinivasa Varadhan (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York)
14 August 2017, 16:00 to 17:00
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
We will develop the theory of large deviations mainly through some examples and explore its use in both equilibrium and nonequilibrium studies in statistical mechanics. Although large deviation theory is estimation of small probabilities in exponential scale, these exponentially small probabilities...more
Past Lectures
Giovanni Jona-Lasinio (Sapienza University, Rome)
03 November 2015, 16:00 to 17:00
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS campus
Far from equilibrium behavior is ubiquitous.Indeed most of the processes that characterize energy flow occur far from equilibrium. These range from very large systems, such as weather patterns or ocean currents that remain far from equilibrium owing to an influx of energy, to biological structures...more
Chandrashekhar Khare (University of California Los Angeles)
03 November 2014, 11:30 to 12:30
AG 66, TIFR, Mumbai
Modular forms are holomorphic functions on the upper half plane which have a high degree of symmetry. Galois theory studies permutation symmetries of roots of polynomial equations defined over the rationals. There is a close and occult connection between these two completely different symmetries...more
Peter Scholze (The University of Bonn, Germany)
25 March 2014, 11:30 to 12:30
AG 66, TIFR, Mumbai
One of the most studied objects in mathematics is the modular curve, given as the locally symmetric space which is the quotient of 2-dimensional hyperbolic space by congruence subgroups of SL_2(Z). In particular, it is naturally the home of modular forms. It also has an algebraic structure as the...more
Andrew J. Majda (Morse Professor of Arts and Science Dept. of Maths and Courant Institute, New York University, USA)
22 January 2013, 16:00 to 17:00
ICTS-TIFR, IISc, Bangalore
Lecture 1: Climate Science, Waves, and PDE’s for the Tropics: Observations, Theory, and Numerics Abstract: Geophysical flows are a rich source of novel problems for applied mathematics and the contemporary theory of partial differential equations. The reason for this is that many physically...more
Peter Sarnak (Princeton University, USA)
21 May 2012, 11:30 to 12:30
AG 66, TIFR, Mumbai
Lecture 1: The Generalized Ramanujan Conjectures Abstract: One of the central problems in the modern theory of automorphic forms is the Generalized Ramanujan Conjecture.We review the development and formulation of these conjectures as well as recent progress. While the general Conjecture is not...more