DU Professor Wins Prestigious ‘Hind Rattan Award’

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DU Professor wins prestigious ‘Hind Rattan Award’

Padma Kant Shukla, distinguished professor of physics at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, and an adjunct professor at the Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, will be honoured with the "Hind Rattan Award" (The Jewel of India) by the Prime Minister of India in recognition of his contributions to physics.

Padma Shukla, (b 1950) hails from the village Tulapur, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India. After his Ph. D. in Physics from BHU he moved to Bochum, Germany in 1973 where he holds a permanent RUB International Chair (RUB Distinguished Physics Professor). Prof Shukla is internationally renowned and one of the most outstanding productive physicists with over 1410 papers in journals of high impact factor and an H index of 61. He has received numerous prizes, medals, honorary degrees, and fellowship of academies and societies e.g., fellow of American Physical Society, Institute of Physics, London, Royal Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow to mention a few.

The ceremony will take place during the 32nd International Congress of Non-resident Indians (NRI) on 25 January 2013 in Ashok Hotel Delhi, India

For more details, visit: www.du.ac.in

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