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Ravi Kulkarni is President of the Ramanujan Mathematical Society, a premier Math Society in India. He received his doctorate from Harvard University in 1967. After a research and teaching career spanning over 40 years in the US at Johns Hopkins University, ​Columbia University, Indiana University, and City University of New York, he returned to India as Distinguished Professor and Director of Harish-Chandra Research Institute, one of three research institutes for Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in India, followed by a 7-year stint at the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay) as Mathematics Chair. He is interested in the philosophy of Mathematics and Science, and notes he has “…not yet figured out the enigma of how Ramanujan’s mind worked”.
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