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Ramamurti Shankar

Yale University, New Heaven, United States

John Randolph Huffman Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at the Yale Physics Department. Ramamurti Shankar received his Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai in 1969 and his PhD in Elementary Particle Physics from the University of Californian, Berkeley, in 1974. After three years at the Harvard Society of Fellows, he joined the Yale Physics Department, which he chaired between 2002–7. He has authored two texts: Basic Training in Mathematics and Principles of Quantum Mechanics. He currently works on applying techniques from quantum field theory to condensed matter physics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Trustee of the Aspen Center for Physics, and winner of the 2009 Lilienfeld Prize of the APS. His lectures on Introductory Physics as well as all course materials such as exams and solutions are available free at The lectures alone may be found in many places such as YouTube.

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