Raman Parimala

Raman Parimala (born 21 November 1948)[1] is an Indian mathematician known for her contributions to algebra. She is the Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor of mathematics at Emory University.[2] For many years, she was a professor at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai. She has been on the Mathematical Sciences jury for the Infosys Prize from 2019.[3]

Raman Parimala
Alma materUniversity of Mumbai, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
AwardsShanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (1987)
Scientific career
InstitutionsEmory University
Doctoral advisorR. Sridharan
Doctoral studentsSujatha Ramdorai
Suresh Venapally


Parimala was born and raised in Tamil Nadu, India.[4] She studied in Saradha Vidyalaya Girls' High School and Stella Maris College at Chennai. She received her M.Sc. from Madras University (1970) and Ph.D. from the University of Mumbai (1976); her advisor was R. Sridharan from TIFR.[5]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Failure of a quadratic analogue of Serre's conjecture, Bulletin of the AMS, vol. 82, 1976, pp. 962–964 MR0419427
  • Quadratic spaces over polynomial extensions of regular rings of dimension 2, Mathematische Annalen, vol. 261, 1982, pp. 287–292 doi:10.1007/BF01455449
  • Galois cohomology of the Classical groups over fields of cohomological dimension≦2, E Bayer-Fluckiger, R Parimala - Inventiones mathematicae, 1995 - Springer doi:10.1007/BF01231443
  • Hermitian analogue of a theorem of Springer, R Parimala, R. Sridharan, V Suresh - Journal of Algebra, 2001 - Elsevier doi:10.1006/jabr.2001.8830
  • Classical groups and the Hasse principle, E Bayer-Fluckiger, R Parimala - Annals of Mathematics, 1998 - jstor.org[6] doi:10.2307/120961


On National Science Day in 2020, Smriti Irani, Minister, Women and Child Development, Government of India announced establishment of chair in name of Raman Parimala along with ten great Indian Women Scientists at Institutes across India.[7] Parimala was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Zurich in 1994 and gave a talk Study of quadratic forms — some connections with geometry. She gave a plenary address Arithmetic of linear algebraic groups over two dimensional fields at the Congress in Hyderabad in 2010.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Riddle, Larry. "Raman Parimala". Biographies of Young Women Mathematicians. Agnes Scott College. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Math/CS". www.mathcs.emory.edu. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Infosys Prize - Jury 2020". www.infosys-science-foundation.com. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Biographies of Candidates 2015" (PDF). Notices of the AMS. American Mathematical Society. 62 (8): 940. September 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  5. ^ "The Mathematics Genealogy Project - Raman Parimala". www.genealogy.ams.org. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  6. ^ Google scholar
  7. ^ https://www.shethepeople.tv/news/11-chairs-women-scientists-names
  8. ^ "Prizes and Awards". The World Academy of Sciences. 2016.
  9. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-05-05.

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