Home   || Site Map ||    Contact Us

  Mahendra Ganpatrao Nadkarni

Edit Your Details  
Click Here !!

Name Professor MG Nadkarni
(Professor Mahendra Ganpatrao Nadkarni)
FNA ID N91-1080
Address C-31, Mangireesh, M M Chotani Road, Mahim,
City Mumbai
Pin Code 400016
Country India
Gender Male
Specialization Harmonic Analysis and Ergodic Theory
Service in the Council Member, 1997-1999
Qualification PhD
Membership FASc
  Award INSA Senior Scientist, 2003-07
P C Mahalanobis Medal, 2014
  Year of Election 1991  
E-mail mgnadkarni@gmail.com
Personal Website

Mahendra G Nadkarni obtained BSc (Hons) (1958) and MSc (Mathematics) (1960) from University of Mumbai. He studied at Indiana University (1960-62), and then Brown University (1962-65) from where he obtained the PhD in Applied Mathematics under the guidance of Murray Rosenblatt. He worked as Instructor at Washington University St Louis, Missouri (1965-66), and then Assistant Professor at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1966-68) where he worked with VS Mandrekar on problems connecting ergodic theory with harmonic analysis resulting in publication of papers which find place in books on analysis and ergodic theory. Thereafter, he joined Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata as Associate Professor (1968) and then Professor (1972). He was Bal Shastri Jambhekar Professor of Mathematics (1980-99) at University of Mumbai. He was Visiting Fellow during 1985-86 at the universities of McGill, York and Toronto in Canada; and also the University of Paris (1989). After retirement (1999), he taught at Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai and University of Mumbai, and also worked as INSA Senior Scientist and Raja Ramanna Fellow of the Department of Atomic Energy.

Academic and Research Achievements: At ISI, Kolkata, Nadkarni and his student Joseph Mathew did special studies on the systems of imprimitivity, cocycles and spectra. At the University of Mumbai, he worked on interface of: (i) ergodic theory and descriptive set theory, and (ii) ergodic theory and harmonic analysis, and published two books, one on each topic. His notable findings here relate to the existence of finite invariant measure and the group properties of the spectrum of ergodic transformations. His other investigations relate to martingales and entropy.

Other Contributions: Professor Nadkarni was Member of National Board of Higher Mathematics as well as being its Secretary. While at the University of Mumbai, he improved the examination procedures and organized a number of refresher courses and instructional conferences.

       History | Significant Landmark | Objectives | Committees | Local Chapters | Rules | Regulations | Current Fellows National | Current Fellows Foreign | Indian Fellows Elected | Foreign Fellows Elected | Council | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions
©Website design and developed by: INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY. Informatics Centre