# Professor emeritus V.S. Varadarajan establishes the Ramanujan Visiting Professorship

Photo caption: UCLA mathematics professor emeritus V.S. Varadarajan and his wife, Veda

The Department has received $1 million from mathematics professor emeritus V.S. Varadarajan and his wife, Veda, to establish the Ramanujan Visiting Professorship. The new position honors renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, who made substantial contributions to mathematics in the early 1900s. The post will help UCLA attract visiting faculty members in Varadarajan’s specializations of automorphic forms, an important concept in number theory, and representation theory, which has been linked to elementary particles and quantum physics.

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