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Thursday, June 21, 2007

1. A superhuman of jat origins ( :-) ), he was genetically engineered by scientists on earth to have physical and mental capabilities superior to those of normal humans. Unfortunately, this resulted in a megalomaniacal streak --> he dreamt of world domination. Even though his plans were thwarted temporarily, he remained in suspended animation for 200 years, until someone found him by accident. Who was he?

2. Born in Kanpur, he went on to study under Paul Dirac. He later moved to math where he made significant contributions to the representation theory of non-compact groups. Who?

3. He was the second governor of Madras, where through his corrupt dealings he was able to amass a fortune. Now known for entirely different reasons. Who?

10 comments:

Rodrigo said...
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Debasish said...

1. Raaka?

Jaideep Jagannathan said...

@debasish - No. Think TV.

Abhimanyu said...

1. Khan from Star Trek.

Jaideep Jagannathan said...

Khan is correct.

Debasish said...

2. Harish-Chandra.

Jaideep Jagannathan said...

Harish Chandra is correct. Just one more left, think Ivy League ...

Rohit said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elihu_Yale

Faintly knew this connection but Ivy League made it crystal clear, thanks!

Jaideep Jagannathan said...

Answers-
1. Khan - from Star Trek - The Wrath of Khan
2. Harish Chandra
3. Elihu Yale

UDit said...

hi... this is a general comment to the NSIT quiz club... Me Udit Anand, ex AFBBS student, gonna join NSIT for ECE... and eagerly waiting to become member of the quiz team!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

1. A superhuman of jat origins ( :-) ), he was genetically engineered by scientists on earth to have physical and mental capabilities superior to those of normal humans. Unfortunately, this resulted in a megalomaniacal streak --> he dreamt of world domination. Even though his plans were thwarted temporarily, he remained in suspended animation for 200 years, until someone found him by accident. Who was he?

2. Born in Kanpur, he went on to study under Paul Dirac. He later moved to math where he made significant contributions to the representation theory of non-compact groups. Who?

3. He was the second governor of Madras, where through his corrupt dealings he was able to amass a fortune. Now known for entirely different reasons. Who?

10 comments:

Rodrigo said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Debasish said...

1. Raaka?

Jaideep Jagannathan said...

@debasish - No. Think TV.

Abhimanyu said...

1. Khan from Star Trek.

Jaideep Jagannathan said...

Khan is correct.

Debasish said...

2. Harish-Chandra.

Jaideep Jagannathan said...

Harish Chandra is correct. Just one more left, think Ivy League ...

Rohit said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elihu_Yale

Faintly knew this connection but Ivy League made it crystal clear, thanks!

Jaideep Jagannathan said...

Answers-
1. Khan - from Star Trek - The Wrath of Khan
2. Harish Chandra
3. Elihu Yale

UDit said...

hi... this is a general comment to the NSIT quiz club... Me Udit Anand, ex AFBBS student, gonna join NSIT for ECE... and eagerly waiting to become member of the quiz team!