Education

- Ph.D. Mathematics, Calcutta University, India, 1960
- M.A. Math & Stat., University of Madras, India, 1957

Honors

- Honorary Doctorate in Physics, University of Genova, Genova, 1992
- Science Research Council Fellowship, England, 1985
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1968-1969
- Lars Onsager Professorship, University of Trondheim, Norway, 1998
- Lars Onsager Medal, University of Trondheim, Norway, 1998

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Research Interests

Varadarajan's research has always been motivated
by a desire to understand the role of symmetry in mathematics and
physics.
It has not been restricted to one branch of mathematics although
a great part of it has been in the theory of Lie groups and their
applications
to quantum mechanics and quantum field theory.
In recent years, he has worked in the theory of differential
equations that are meromorphic and the associated moduli problems.
Current work centers around supersymmetry and representations of super
Lie groups and super homogeneous spaces.

Teaching

Math 132

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Lecture Notes

**Courant lectures on supersymmetry**

**Elliptic functions**

**Lie theory**

**History of calculus (106W 2011)**- Additional Materials for Math 106
**Dirichlet course notes (191 Winter 2013)**

Preprints

**Airy Functions over local fields (2009) (with Rahul N. Fernandez & David Weisbart)****Airy Functions for Compact Lie Groups (2007) (with Rahul N. Fernandez)**

**George Mackey and his work on representation theory and foundations of physics (2007).**

**Multipliers for symmetry groups of p-adic spacetime**

Papers

**Euler and his work on infinite series.**

**Groups of Automorphisms of Borel Spaces****On an Infinitesimal Characterization of the Discrete Series****On the Ring of Invariant Polynomials on a Semisimple Lie Algebra****Representations of Complex Semi-Simple Lie Groups and Lie Algebras****Spherical Transforms on Semisimple Lie Groups****Formal reduction theory of meromorphic differential equations: a group theoretic view****Selected Works of V.S.Varadarajan, AMS--International Press****On a problem of Accardi****Arithemetical Physics****Finite approximations of Weyl systems****Some remarks on arithmetic physics****Vector bundles in mathematical physics****Unitary Representations of Super Lie Groups**