Nandita Sahajpal, Ph.D.

Visiting assistant professor of mathematics

Email:[email protected]

Department: Mathematics

Location: Center for Science and Technology Room 210
801 National Road
Richmond, Indiana 47374

About me

I was born in a small town in India called Chandigarh. I completed my high school, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in India before moving to the United States to pursue a Ph.D. in the field of Mathematics in August 2011. I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Kentucky in August 2020. My research interest lies in the area of Algebraic Number Theory, with a special focus on the Theory of Quadratic Forms.


  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Kentucky 
  • MA in Mathematics, University of Kansas 
  • M.Sc in Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India 
  • B.Sc. in Mathematics, Panjab University, India

Scholarly interest

My Ph.D. is in the area of Algebraic Number Theory. I specifically focus on the algebraic theory of quadratic forms over a Number Field. I am especially inquisitive about exploring the interplay between Number Theory, Analysis, and Algebraic Geometry. A very integral part of my  research is concentrated on coming up with new, rigorous algebraic and/or number theoretic proofs of the problems that have been solved previously using sophisticated methods from Analysis and Algebraic Geometry