Neithalath Mohan Kumar


Neithalath Mohan Kumar (N. Mohan Kumar) (born 12 May 1951) is an Indian mathematician who specializes in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. Kumar is a full professor at Washington University in St. Louis.[2]

Neithalath Mohan Kumar
N. Mohan Kumar.jpeg
Born12 May 1951 (1951-05-12) (age 71)
Alma materBombay University
Known forForster-Eisenbud-Evans conjectures[1]
AwardsShanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology
Scientific career
FieldsAlgebra, Algebraic Geometry
InstitutionsWashington University in St. Louis
Doctoral advisorS. Ramanan

In 1994, he was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, the highest science award in India in the mathematical sciences category. Kumar has made profound and original contributions to commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. He is well known for his contribution settling the Eisenbud-Evans conjecture proposed by David Eisenbud.[3] His work on rational double points on rational surfaces has also been acclaimed.[4][5]


  1. ^ Friedrich Ischebeck; Ravi A. Rao (12 January 2005). Ideals and Reality: Projective Modules and Number of Generators of Ideals. Springer. pp. 238–. ISBN 978-3-540-23032-8. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Faculty".
  3. ^ Kumar, N. Mohan (1978). "On Two Conjectures About Polynomial Rings". Inventiones Mathematicae. 46 (3): 225–236. doi:10.1007/BF01390276.
  4. ^ Sukumar Mallick; Saguna Dewan; S C Dhawan (1999). Handbook of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize Winners(1958 - 1998) (PDF). New Delhi: Human Rsource Development Group, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research. p. 118. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  5. ^ Kumar, N. Mohan (1981). "Rational Double Points on a Rational Surface" (PDF). Inventiones Mathematicae. 65 (2): 251–268. doi:10.1007/bf01389014.