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Dr Ganapathy Baskaran

  • 1990
  • Physical Sciences
  • 22/08/1948
  • Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
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Prof. Baskaran has done significant work on the development of the resonating valence bond (RVB) theory of high temperature superconductivity in strongly correlated electron systems. His reformulation of RVB as a local gauge theory has opened new directions in this field. Of his other wide ranging contributions to condensed matter physics, the most notable have been on fractional quantum Hall effect and the optimization problem.

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Contact Details



  • The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
    CIT Campus Taramani
    Chennai - 600113
    Tamil Nadu INDIA
  • 044 2254 3303
  • 044 2541586
  • baskaran[at]imsc[dot]res[dot]in
17 May 2021, https://ssbprize.gov.in/Content/Detail.aspx?AID=395