July 03, 2007

Fermat and an award

It's been my privilege to have had several stimulating conversations, about everything from Fermat's last theorem to denotified tribes to the nuances (as far as I understand them) of Indian classical music, with Ramesh Gangolli.

So I'm just delighted to learn about this award he will receive tomorrow, July 4th. Congratulations, Dr Gangolli!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

So did you finallyfigure out why no positive integer larger than 2 is a prime?

Dilip D'Souza said...

did you finallyfigure out why no positive integer larger than 2 is a prime?

That's right! So many positive integers greater than 2 -- like 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 101 -- are not prime! What a travesty!

gaddeswarup said...

Dilip,
If you have not already seen this, You may enjoy:
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/depts-c/mc-me/be-as-ma.pdf
I remember seeing him in the late 60's in Bombay, one handed but very elegant.

quizfan said...

Great gent! His writings on music on RMIC are very famous.

Also, he was mentioned in Sylvia Nasser's 'A Beautiful Mind'. His Ph.D guide was Nash, if I recall correctly.

gaddeswarup said...

His advisor seems to be Henry McKean, Jr. and a student of his is Professor Alladi Sitaram, now at ISI, Bangalore Centre. See http://genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/html/id.phtml?id=28304