Probably the greatest of Homi Bhabha's legacy was to initiate the indigenous
development of cutting edge detectors, instrumentation and electronics for
carrying out world class research in India. This special programme would
involve presentations on this theme by three eminent scientists, namely, Prof.
Devendra Lal, Prof. B.V. Sreekantan and Prof. R. Vijayaraghavan. All three of
them had joined TIFR during its infancy and were major contributors to the
growth of TIFR and that of Indian science during the past five decades. The
presentationswould be followed by an interactive sessionwith the audience.
About Prof. Devendra Lal :
Prof. Devendra Lal, FRS, is one of the world’s leading
geophysicists. He started his research career at the
age of 20 at TIFR and later on moved to the Physical
Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, where he was the
Director from 1972 to 1983. He is presently a Visiting
Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
in California, USA.
About Prof.B.V.Sreekantan :
Prof.B.V.Sreekantan joined TIFR in 1948 and worked under the guidance of Dr . Homi J. Bhabha to study elementary particle and cosmic ray physics. He has been actively involved in the Cosmic Ray studies of TIFR at both Udhagamandalam and the Kolar Gold Fields. He was the Director of TIFR from 1975 to 1987.
About Prof .R. Vijayaraghavan :
Prof .R. Vijayaraghavan is credited with the growth of Solid State Physics and Materials Science Group at TIFR. He built the first wide line cross coil NMR Spectrometer at TIFR as a part of his Ph.D. thesis and initiated research in rare earth magnetism in years to follow.
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