The group works with an outward-looking view from mathematics and physics to solve problems across science and engineering, encompassing experiment, theory and computation, with over 100 alumni.  About 40% are in private industry, and more than 60 former group members are now faculty in physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, computer science, geophysics, psychology, and Schools of Engineering and Medicine around the world.

Prof. Mahadevan

Professor L. Mahadevan
Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Professor of Physics
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Curriculum Vitae

Mahadevan was born and brought up in India, eventually getting his undergraduate degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He moved to the USA for graduate school, and received his PhD from Stanford University. Following appointments as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois-Urbana, and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, in 1996 he started as an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2000, he was elected a professorial fellow at Trinity and Schlumberger Chair of Complex Physical Systems at Cambridge University. He has been at Harvard University since 2003, where he also serves as the Faculty Dean of Mather House. Mahadevan is a MacArthur Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society (of London).