bala wrote: .. India needs to recognize ECG Sudarshan in Physics.
ECG Sudarshan was honored padma vibhushan (among other awards) in India. He is quite renowned (and honored) in USA too. I wrote about him and Glauber in quite details in brf posts earlier a few times. Please do read them (use search function).
I know the group quite well - since these guys worked in U of R. Even then most did *not* like this Glauber fellow. He not only stole from others (Like Sudarshan, Mehta etc) but was quite an unpleasant and dishonest person.
There was a nice article in Times of India (and reprinted in few other US papers) by CL Mehta about the affair (He moved from U or R , where he worked with ECG and moved to IIT Delhi where he was prof /chair of Physics Department)
Worst part - and this is *really* embarrassing to Nobel committee as *many* pointed out - is Nobel which Glaube got was *entirely* Sudarshan's work. As many said - Nobel committee had right to choose anyone they liked , but it did *not* have right to credit someone else's work to Glauber.
Here is an article by R. Ramachandran worth reading: Elusive recognition
C.L. Mehta, a former quantum optics physicist from IIT Delhi who had worked with Sudarshan on the detailed aspects of the Equivalence Theorem, had this to say: "If Glauber's work on quantum optics deserves the Nobel Prize, the work of Sudarshan is even more significant. Even in late 1960s we felt very unhappy when people used to refer to [the result as] `Glauber's P representation' rather than as Sudarshan's diagonal coherent state representation. Some people, of course, took a compromised stand by calling it `Glauber-Sudarshan representation'. However, it was Sudarshan who pointed out the general validity of the representation as against Glauber's suggestion of its applicability in special cases.