Welcome to my home page.
I am in the mathematics faculty of IMSc
My research interests are in the areas of topology,
algebraic groups, and representation theory.
List of publications.
List of people with whom I have collaborated:
C.S. Aravinda, V. V. Awasthi,
Nelza Barufatti, Indranil Biswas,
G. Date, Satya Deo,
Siddhartha Gadgil ,
V. Lakshmibai, Kee Yuen Lam,
Goutam Mukherjee, Subhashis Nag, Aniruddha C. Naolekar,
R. Shankar, Pradeep Shukla,
K. Varadarajan, P. Zvengrowski
Here are some lecture notes: These are mostly informal
notes and it is possible that there are some (hopefully only minor) errors.
Notes on toric varieties based on
lectures given at ISI Calcutta in December 1998 during the
Winter School on Transformation Groups. (55 pages, PS file.)
Combinatorial group theory based on
lectures given at Harish-Chandra Research Institute in December 2000
during the conference on Low Dimensional Topology and Geometry.
(10 pages, PS file.)
Monodromy of the Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov
equations and quantum groups notes of lectures given at the
workshop on Quantum Groups held at Ramanujan Institute, Chennai, during
March 2001. (8 pages, PS file.)
Hyperbolic groups based on lectures
given at the XIV Brazilian Topology Meet, Campinas, in July 2004.
(20 pages, PS file.)
Division algebras, Hopf invariant, and
vector fields , notes of lectures given at the Twentieth
Annual Conference of the Ramanujan Mathematical Society, Kozhikodu,
in July 2005. (14 pages, PS file.)
Characteristic classes , notes prepared
for the Advanced Instructional School in Algebraic Topology and
Differential Topology held at ISI Kolkata in December 2005.
(49 pages, PS file.)
Poincar\'e Conjecture , based on two lectures
given at Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, in September 2006.
(11 pages, PDF file)
K-theory of toric manifolds and related spaces
, notes of lectures given at IIT Madras in December 2008-January 2009.
Workshop on topological methods in group theory, Chennai, July 2002:
Click here for details about the
Workshop on topological
methods in group theory held at IMSc during 15-27 July, 2002.
Lecture notes based on talks given at
List of participants in the Workshop is given
Nag Memorial Lectures
Institute of Mathematical Sciences
CIT Campus, Taramani
Chennai 600 113
Email: sankaran AT imsc dot res dot in