About the Speaker
Prof. M. Ram Murty obtained his PhD in 1980 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) specializing in number theory. After post-doctoral fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, he joined the faculty of McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1982. In 1990, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and in 1996 was awarded the Balaguer Prize (along with his brother Kumar Murty) for the monograph Non- vanishing of L-functions and applications published by Birkhauser-Verlag. He is also a recipient of the Coxeter-James Prize (1988), Jeffery-Williams prize (2003), Queen's Research Prize (2003) as well as Killiam and Simons fellowships. In 1996, he moved to Queen's University where he is now the Queen's Research Chair and Head of Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He is cross-appointed as a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Queen's. Prof. Murty is an elected Fellow of the Fields Institute in Toronto, the National Academy of Sciences (India), the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS). He is an adjunct professor at McGill University (Montreal), Harish-Chandra Research Institute (Allahabad), Institute for Mathematical Sciences (Chennai), Chennai Mathematical Institute (Chennai), Indian Institute of Technology (Mumbai) and Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (TIFR, Mumbai). He has written 10 books and nearly 200 research papers in mathematics.