Subbaramiah Minakshisundaram

Subbaramiah Minakshisundaram (12 October 1913, Trichur – 13 August 1968, Kerala) was an Indian mathematician who worked on heat kernels and parabolic partial differential equations and introduced the Minakshisundaram–Pleijel zeta function.


  • Minakshisundaram, S.; Pleijel, Å. (1949), "Some properties of the eigenfunctions of the Laplace-operator on Riemannian manifolds", Canadian Journal of Mathematics, 1: 242–256, doi:10.4153/CJM-1949-021-5, ISSN 0008-414X, MR 0031145


  • "Special issue dedicated to Subbaramiah Minakshisundaram", J. Indian Math. Soc. (N.S.), Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, Chennai: Indian Mathematical Society, 34 (3–4), 1971 [1970], MR 0469602
  • Ramanathan, K. G. (1982), "Subbramiah Minakshisundaram (1913–1968)", Bulletin Mathematical Association of India, 14 (1): 27–32, MR 0735673
  • Thangavelu, S (2003), "S Minakshisundaram: A glimpse into his life and work", Resonance, Springer India, in co-publication with Indian Academy of Sciences, 8: 41–50, doi:10.1007/BF02834449, ISSN 0971-8044

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