Noted Indian physicist E.C.G. Sudarshan passed away

Highlights:

  • Noted Indian physicist E.C.G. Sudarshan passed away in the US on 14 May 2018.
  • He died aged 86 in Texas ,United States.
  • He was known for making path-breaking discoveries "Quantum Optics"of physics.
  • Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan, popularly known as E.C.G. Sudarshan.
  • He made path-breaking discoveries in the realm of Quantum Optics.
  •  He was recommended for the Nobel Prize nine times, but never awarded.
  • Professor Sudarshan was a faculty at the University of Texas for the past 40 years. 
  • He made significant contributions to the field of theoretical physics  - optical coherence, tachyons, quantum zeno effect, open quantum system, spin-statistics theorem, non-invariance groups, positive maps of density matrices and quantum computation, to name a few.
  • He worked for a brief period with Homi Bhabha, father of Indian nuclear programme before moving to the US.