ProF. A S Vasudeva Murthy
7 September 1957 - 29 April 2021
Souvik roy, univ of texas, austin
It's absolutely hard for me to believe that Vasu Sir is no longer with us. I had the immeasurable good luck to have him as my PhD advisor, who shaped and changed my career. In him, I experienced true scholarship met with humility. A prolific thinker, he was a very generous, charismatic, and approachable mathematician. Furthermore, I also shared with him a very affectionate relationship. We had numerous memorable and joyful moments at the TIFR-CAM canteen, during workshops at IISC, and while conversing over the phone. Also, whenever I faced hardships, he was always beside me. His words "Sab theek hain", accompanied by a smile, made the world look so relaxed. More than a Ph.D. advisor, he was like a father figure to me.
arnab jyoti das gupta
In the memory of my PhD guide, who never let pressure to build-up, who was always there for help, advice; conversations with whom always showed light.
B V Rathish kumar, IIT Kanpur
It is indeed very shocking to note that Prof. Vasu is no longer with us.....! Prof. Vasu will always remain with us for his kind and generous help both with academic and non-academic matters. On the academic front he was always ready to help us whenever we requested either to review a thesis or to be a valuable resource person or to be a member of an expert committee. As a person he was always very kind, friendly, understanding, supportive and cooperative. His departure is certainly an irreparable loss to the applied mathematics community! We sincerely pray for the peace of the departed soul and for the strength of his family.
Vidar thomee, chalmers univ
a k nandakumaran, iisc
Thirupathi Gudi, iisc
At the workshop on "Advanced Computational Techniques for Differential Equations with MATLAB", Dept. of Mathematics, IIT Roorkee, Sept. 18-22, 2018.
naoto kumano-go, kogakuin univ., japan
I am a professor at Kogakuin University, Japan, and working to give a mathematically rigorous meaning to Feynman path integrals. I studied partial differential equations and pseudo-differential operators at the University of Tokyo. Because I could write a paper on Feynman path integrals in 2004, I sent its off-prints to many researchers, maybe 100. Of course, there were few responses. However, there were a few kind responses. Prof. Vasudeva was one of them. In July 2009, Prof. Vasudeva gave me a chance to talk four times at Homi Bhabha Birth Centenary Symposium at TIFR-CAM. In March 2010, I invited Prof. Vasudeva to Japan, and Prof. Vasudeva gave talks at Nihon University. In February-March of 2011, I could study at TIFR-CAM as a visiting professor. In August of 2012, I invited Prof. Vasudeva to Japan, and Prof. Vasudeva gave talks at the University of Tokyo. Though I wished to invite Prof. Vasudeva to Japan more, he gave me opportunity to study at TIFR-CAM in August 2013, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Thanks to Prof. Vasudeva and TIFR-CAM, I could earn The 7th (2015) Hukuhara Prize in the Division of Functional Equations, The Mathematical Society of Japan. Prof. Vasudeva was a kind and great man.
Vasudeva Murthy, Naoto Kumano-go and M. Vanninathan in Tokyo, Japan, 2012.
praveen c, tifr-cam
During Workshop on Advances in Computational Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer at Annamalai University, Oct 2005.
During the conference on the occasion of his retirement, 30 sep. 2019
Photos by Veena K, Librarian, TIFR-CAM
Ameya jagtap, Brown univ.
Prof. Vasu was a rare combination of engineer and mathematician. I was fortunate to work under the guidance of Vasu Sir as his last postdoctoral student for almost 2.5 years. During that period I learned many things from him, both academic as well as things related to life. He truly shaped my research career. He was always a father figure to me, very kind, generous, and easily approachable for any kind of problem. His passion for research and teaching always inspired me. Even after retirement from CAM, he was really passionate to pursue new research topics. In fact, just weeks before his sad demise we were planning to arrange a three days workshop on the topic of Scientific Machine Learning. His sudden departure was a shock and an irreparable loss to the research community.
P S Datti, TIFR-CAM
Chhatra pal, univ. of delhi
It's very shocking for me that Prof Vasudeva Murthy is no longer with us. I met Prof Vasudeva Murthy in NPDE program in BITS Hyderabad in 2016. He was a very very kind, generous, and easily approachable for any kind of problem. His passion for research and teaching always inspired to us. We sincerely pray for the peace of the departed soul and for the strength of his family.