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Physicist Sudarshan passes away at 86

The Tribune 2018-05-16 01:39:00

EC George Sudarshan

Houston: Indian-American theoretical physicist EC George Sudarshan, who did pioneering work in areas such as quantum field theory and quantum optics, died on May 13 in Texas, the United States. He was 86. According to the family sources and friends, Sudarshan died of natural causes. He is survived by his wife Bhamathi Sudarshan and two children. His cremation will be held in Austin, Texas, on Thursday. Sudarshan had been teaching as a professor at the University of Texas for over 40 years. He served as Honorary Advisory Council Member of Houston Sri Meenakshi Temple. He was associated with the temple from 1977. Sudarshan, an outstanding theoretical physicist, was born in Kottayam, Kerala, in 1931. His professional career spans five decades. He discovered the V-A theory of weak interactions while working on his PhD thesis under the late Robert E Marshak.  In 2007, the Indian government awarded the physicist Padma Vibhushan.  PTI

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