Aditya K

 

Assistant Professor
Room No: HSB 239D
Phone: +91 (44) 2257 4544
Email: aditya@iitm.ac.in

 

 

Academic Background:

  • IIT Bombay, Doctor of Philosophy (2018)
  • IIM Ahmedabad, Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (2008)
  • IIT Kharagpur 5 year integrated M.Sc. (2006)

Awards and Scholarships:

  • Young Historian of Science Award, Indian National Science Academy. (2019)
  • Award for Excellence in Ph.D. Research, IIT Bombay. (2019)
  • Digamber and Nilima Joshi Award for securing First Position in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Bombay, with contribution towards Sanskrit. (2018)

Professional Experience:

  • IIT Madras (Feb 2020 onwards)
  • IIT Bombay (2018–2020)
  • BITS Hyderabad (2013)
  • Procter and Gamble (2011–2012)
  • William J. Clinton Foundation (2009–2011)
  • Bain and Company (2008–2009)

Peer-reviewed Articles:

  1. Aditya Kolachana, K. Mahesh and K. Ramasubramanian (2019). “Precise determination of the ascendant in the Lagnaprakaraṇa – I”. In: Indian Journal of History of Science 54.3, pp. 304–316.
  2. Aditya Kolachana, K. Mahesh and K. Ramasubramanian (2019). “A brief introduction to the mathematics of the Śulbasūtras”. In: Blackboard – Bulletin of Mathematics Teachers’ Association (India) 2, pp. 63–76.
  3. Aditya Kolachana, K. Mahesh and K. Ramasubramanian (2019). “Determination of kālalagna in the Lagnaprakaraṇa”. In: Indian Journal of History of Science 54.1, pp. 1–12.
  4. Aditya Kolachana, K. Mahesh, Clemency Montelle and K. Ramasubramanian (2018). “Determination of ascensional difference in the Lagnaprakaraṇa”. In: Indian Journal of History of Science 53.3, pp. 302–316.
  1. Aditya Kolachana, [and 8 others] (2018) “The Candrārkī of Dinakara: A text related to solar and lunar tables”. In: Journal for the History of Astronomy 49.3, pp. 306–344.
  2. Aditya Kolachana, [and 8 others] (2018) “Acritical edition of the Candrārkī of Dinakara”. In: History of Science in South Asia 6, pp. 127–161.
  3. Aditya Kolachana, K. Mahesh and K. Ramasubramanian (2018). “Mādhava’s multi-pronged approach for obtaining the prāṇakalāntara”. In: Indian Journal of History of Science 53.1, pp. 1–15.
  4. K. Mahesh, Aditya Kolachana and K. Ramasubramanian (2018). “An appraisal of the Greek and Indian approaches in determining the surface area of a sphere”. In: The Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society 85.1–2, pp. 139–169.
  5. K. Ramasubramanian, K. Mahesh and Aditya Kolachana (2018). “The Līlā of Līlāvatī ”. In: Bhāskaraprabhā. Ed. by K. Ramasubramanian, Takao Hayashi, and Clemency Montelle. Culture and History of Mathematics 11. New Delhi: Hindustan Book Agency, pp. 59–101.
  6. Aditya Kolachana, K. Mahesh and K. Ramasubramanian (2017). “Novel proofs for summations in the Nisṛṣṭārthadūtī”. In: Indian Journal of History of Science 52.2, pp. 124–137.
  7. Aditya Kolachana and K. Ramasubramanian (2015). “A Study of Parameśvara’s record of eclipses”. In: Proceedings of Intensive Workshop on Ancient and Medieval Eclipse Data: Compilation of Eclipse Data and Examination of their Reliability, Tokyo, Japan, November 27–28, 2014. Ed. by Mitsuru Sôma and Kiyotaka Tanikawa. Tokyo: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, pp. 53–64.
  8. Aditya Kolachana and K. Ramasubramanian (2015). “Indian records of historical eclipses and their significance”. In: Gaṇita Bhāratī 37.1–2, pp. 145–162.

Edited Collection:

  1.  Aditya Kolachana, K. Mahesh and K. Ramasubramanian, eds (2019). “Studies in Indian Mathematics and Astronomy”, Culture and History of Mathematics 12, New Delhi: Hindustan Book Agency and Springer. 742 pages.

Conference Presentations:

  1. Aditya Kolachana (2020). “The Indian luni-solar calendar”, Workshop on Ancient Indian Mathematics and Astronomy, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.
  2. Aditya Kolachana (2019). “The Āryabhaṭasiddhānta: Prof. Shukla’s reconstruction and study of Āryabhaṭa’s lost work”, International Symposium on Astral Sciences in Asia, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Maharashtra, India.
  3. Aditya Kolachana and K. Mahesh (2018). “Determination of kālalagna in the Lagnaprakaraṇa”, Conference on History and Development of Mathematics, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya, Enathur, India.
  4. Aditya Kolachana (2018). “Novel relations for the ascensional difference in Mādhava’s Lagnaprakaraṇa”, Seminar on Contributions of Prof. K. V. Sarma to the Study of Indian Astronomy and Mathematics, Prof. K. V. Sarma Research Foundation, Chennai, India.
  5. Aditya Kolachana and K. Mahesh (2017). “Novel mathematical modelling of prāṇakalāntara by Mādhava”, International Conference on Exploring the History of Indian Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.
  6. K. Mahesh and Aditya Kolachana (2017). “Contributions of lesser known mathematicians brought forth by Munīśvara”, International Conference on Exploring the History of Indian Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.
  7. Aditya Kolachana (2017). “Determination of the ascendant in the Kerala school of Indian astronomy”, 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  8. Aditya Kolachana (2017). “Evolution of udayalagna calculations in India”, International Symposium on History of Science in India, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
  9. Aditya Kolachana (2016). “Some interesting mathematical proofs in the Nisṛṣṭārthadūtī”, Conference on History of Mathematical Sciences, National Institute of Technology Imphal, Manipur, India.
  10. Aditya Kolachana (2015). “Lessons from ancient lore: Rights, duties, and governance”, 16th World Sanskrit Conference, Bangkok, Thailand.
  11. K. Ramasubramanian and Aditya Kolachana (2014). “Siddhantic period: Calculation of eclipses in India”, Workshop on Ancient and Medieval Eclipses, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Tokyo, Japan.

Font Development:

  • Led the design and development of the free, open-source, Unicode compliant, Open Type ‘Shobhika’ font with support for Devanagari, Latin, and Cyrillic scripts. The font has been adopted by many in the scholarly community across the world and is also included in the TEX archive.
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