A Year Long series of Panoramic lectures on Harmonic Analysis and Representation theory

On the occasion of Harish-Chandra's birth centenary

Bhaskaracharya celebrating Harish-Chandra


Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana & IISER Pune

Pune, India

Harish-Chandra Mehrotra FRS (11 October 1923 – 16 October 1983) was an Indian American mathematician and physicist who did fundamental work in representation theory, especially harmonic analysis on semisimple Lie groups.


 1st September 2023 to 31st August 2024


Scientific Committee Organizing Committee

Sunil Mukhi
IISER Pune and TIFR Mumbai

 Arvind Nair
TIFR Mumbai

E. K. Narayanan
IISc Bangalore

Alladi Sitaram
IISc Bangalore

Sundaram Thangavelu
IISc Bangalore

S. A. Katre (Convener)
SPPU and BP, Pune 

Manish Mishra

V. M. Sholapurkar
SP College and BP, Pune

Devendra Tiwari (Coordinator)
BP Pune


 Technical Committee
Shyam M,
IISER Thiruvananthapuram

Kailas Chavan,


With this series of lectures we plan to provide exposition on the selected works of Harish-Chandra on Harmonic analysis and representation theory and some of its applications to theoretical physics and number theory.


1) Chandrasheel Bhagwat, IISER Pune.

2) Rahul Dalal, John Hopkins University, Baltimore.

3) Solomon Friedberg, Boston College, USA.

4) Surya Teja Gavva, Rutgers University, NJ.

5) Radhika Ganapathy, IISc Bangalore.

6) Mathilde Gerbelli-Gauthier, CRM Montreal.

7) Amber Habib, Shiv Nadar University.

8) Samir Hazra, HRI Prayagraj.

9) Jotsaroop Kaur, IISER Mohali.

10) Parasar Mohanty, IIT Kanpur.

11) Sunil Mukhi, TIFR Mumbai and IISER Pune.

12) Varadharajan Muruganandam, IIT Palakkad.

13) Muna Naik, HRI Prayagraj.

14) Arvind Nair, TIFR Mumbai.

15) E. K. Narayanan, IISc Bangalore.

16) Aprameyan P, IIT Madras.

17) Malabika Pramanik, UBC Vancouver.

18) Sreerup Raychaudhuri, TIFR  Mumbai.

19) B. Sury, ISI Bangalore

20) Sandeep Varma, TIFR Mumbai.

More details are available at https://sites.google.com/view/hclectures


I have often pondered over the roles of knowledge or experience, on the one hand, and imagination or intuition, on the other, in the process of discovery. I believe that there is a certain fundamental conflict between the two, and knowledge, by advocating caution, tends to inhibit the flight of imagination. Therefore, a certain naivete, unburdened by conventional wisdom, can sometimes be a positive asset.

~ Harish-Chandra