Webinar: On length of curves and area of figures by Prof. Rajeeva L. Karandikar (CMI)

Gonit Sora is organizing a webinar to be delivered by Prof. Rajeeva L. Karandikar of Chennai Mathematical Insitute. The details are given below.

Date: 6 December, 2020 (Sunday)

Time: 3:30 pm IST

Title: On length of curves and area of figures

Abstract: We will discuss the length of curves and area of figures from first principles and revisit the derivation of the area of the circle. Most students would use the limit of sin(x)/x at x=0 while deriving the area of unit circle and use the area of unit circle while deriving the limit of sin(x)/x at x=0! We would derive the two together. After discussing Rieman integral in the context of area under the curve, we will introduce the idea of the Lebesgue integral.

About the Speaker: Professor Rajeeva Laxman Karandikar is the Director of Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI). Before joining CMI, he was a professor at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi (1984-2006). He then joined Cranes Software International Limited as Executive Vice President (2006-2010). He did his B.Sc from the University of Indore in 1976 and then his M.Stat from ISI Calcutta in 1978 where he also finished his PhD in 1981. He has been a visiting professor at several universities such as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, University of California, Santa Barbara in the US and Erasmus University, University of Twente in the Netherlands.

Professor Karandikar works in several research areas some of which are stochastic calculus, Markov processes, white noise calculus, finance, psephology in the context of Indian Elections. He has published several important books and papers in these areas.

Professor Karandikar has also been a consultant for several institutes and agencies. We mention a few of these. He was consulted by the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation, India) in a case involving cheating in a multiple choice examination, by the CBSE (Central Board for secondary education, India) for evolving a grading system for class X and XII examinations. He has conducted and analyzed Nationwide opinion polls for Indian Parliamentary elections as well as for various state assemblies on behalf of several media companies, including Doordarshan, TV Today (Aaj Tak), Network 18 (CNBC and CNN-IBN), Hindustan Times, Hindu and Indian express.

Professor Karandikar has received many awards, such as the Young Scientist Medal from INSA in 1985, fellowship of the IASc in 1994 and the INSA in 2005, the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award in 1999, and many more.

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