Welcome Guest, Register and Log In to View Images, Make Posts and fully experience FunOnTheNet! This site is 100% free!
funonthenet
 
Funonthenet Community
FunOnTheNet Community
December 21, 2014, 08:00:11 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Welcome to the FunOnTheNet Indian Discussion Forums! The largest, fastest and best discussion forums for India and the world!

New Users check out the - Forum Help Guide and the Forum FAQ/Tutorial



 
   Home   Help Calendar Arcade Recent Topics Staff List Login Register  

Live Auto Updating Latest Topics!

Pages: [1] 2   Go Down
  Reply  |  Send this topic  |  Print  
Current Topic Rating: *****
You have not rated this topic. Select a rating:
Author Topic: Dr. Jayant Vishnu Narlikar  (Read 11106 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
senior
Super Elite Member
*****


Karma: 103

Gender: Male
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1769

Posting Frequency

Always smile with me.

Topic starter
Offline Offline

View Profile Stats
« on: April 19, 2006, 04:14:41 PM »
Reply with quoteQuote

Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
[/color]
 
Jayant Narlikar was born on July 19, 1938 in Kolhapur, Maharashtra and received his early education in the campus of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), where his father Vishnu Vasudeva Narlikar was Professor and Head of the Mathematics Department. His mother Sumati Narlikar was a Sanskrit scholar. After a brilliant career in school and college, Narlikar got his B.Sc. degree in 1957. He went to Cambridge for higher studies, becoming a Wrangler and Tyson Medallist in the Mathematical Tripos. He got his Cambridge degrees in mathematics: B.A.(1960), Ph.D. (1963),M.A. (1964) and Sc.D. (1976), but specialized in astronomy and astrophysics. He distinguished himself at Cambridge with the Smiths Prize in 1962 and the Adams Prize in 1967. He later stayed on at Cambridge till 1972, as Fellow of Kings College (1963-72) and Founder Staff Member of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy (1966-72). During this period he laid the foundations of his research work in cosmology and astrophysics in collaboration with his mentor Fred Hoyle.
Narlikar returned to India to join the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (1972-1989) where under his charge the Theoretical Astrophysics Group acquired international standing. In 1988 he was invited by the University Grants Commission as Founder Director to set up the proposed Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA). Under his direction IUCAA has acquired a world-wide reputation as a centre for excellence in teaching and research in astronomy and astrophysics. He retired from this position in 2003. He is now Emeritus Professor at IUCAA.
In 1966, Narlikar married Mangala Rajwade, a Ph.D. in mathematics. They have three daughters, Geeta, Girija and Leelavati, all of whom have opted for careers in science.
Narlikar is internationally known for his work in cosmology, in championing models alternative to the popularly believed big bang model. He was President of the Cosmology Commission of the International Astronomical Union from 1994 to 1997. His work has been on the frontiers of gravity and Machs Principle, quantum cosmology and action at a distance physics. He has received several national and international awards and honorary doctorates. He is a Bhatnagar awardee, as well as recipient of the M.P. Birla award, the Prix Janssen of the French Astronomical Society and an Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society of London. He is Fellow of the three national science academies as well as of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Apart from his scientific research, Narlikar has been well known as a science communicator through his books, articles, and radio/TV programmes. For these efforts, he was honoured by the UNESCO in 1996 with the Kalinga Award.
Narlikar broke new grounds in space research, when during 1999-2003 he headed an international team in a pioneering experiment designed to sample air for microorganisms in the atmosphere at heights of up to 41 km. Biological studies of the samples collected led to the findings of live cells and bacteria, thus opening out the intriguing possibility that the Earth is being bombarded by microorganisms some of which might have seeded life itself here.
Narlikar was decorated Padmabhushan in 1965, at the young age of 26. In 2004 he was awarded Padmavibhushan.


* jv_narlikar.gif (7.31 KB, 169x233 - viewed 1868 times.)
Logged

Be true to yourself & everyone......

senior
Super Elite Member
*****


Karma: 103

Gender: Male
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1769

Posting Frequency

Always smile with me.

Topic starter
Offline Offline

View Profile Stats
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2006, 04:18:16 PM »
Reply with quoteQuote

Few more photographs of Dr. Narlikar
Logged

Be true to yourself & everyone......

senior
Super Elite Member
*****


Karma: 103

Gender: Male
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1769

Posting Frequency

Always smile with me.

Topic starter
Offline Offline

View Profile Stats
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2006, 04:19:32 PM »
Reply with quoteQuote

 .


* DI2.jpg (32.47 KB, 694x969 - viewed 1380 times.)
Logged

Be true to yourself & everyone......

senior
Super Elite Member
*****


Karma: 103

Gender: Male
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1769

Posting Frequency

Always smile with me.

Topic starter
Offline Offline

View Profile Stats
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2006, 04:21:58 PM »
Reply with quoteQuote

.


* DI24.jpg (54.21 KB, 1003x655 - viewed 1316 times.)
Logged

Be true to yourself & everyone......

senior
Super Elite Member
*****


Karma: 103

Gender: Male
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1769

Posting Frequency

Always smile with me.

Topic starter
Offline Offline

View Profile Stats
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2006, 04:22:42 PM »
Reply with quoteQuote

.
Logged

Be true to yourself & everyone......

senior
Super Elite Member
*****


Karma: 103

Gender: Male
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1769

Posting Frequency

Always smile with me.

Topic starter
Offline Offline

View Profile Stats
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2006, 04:40:19 PM »
Reply with quoteQuote

One of the great thing I liked about him is his humble nature & simpleness in the life.
Even though he is great person, he mixes with every one, always smiling, chearful by nature. He has written books for scientists, students & kids also. He really can write at very high level as well as come down to kids level. A rare ability.

He was born in MAHARASHTRA, graduation from BANARAS & did higher studies abroad, his accent of english always remained MARATHI & not BRITISH. He speaks or writes MARATHI quite fluently than common MARATHI person. This is one of his greatness.

He could have stayed abroad & done his research abroad, but choose motherland instead.

A great personality.

 
Logged

Be true to yourself & everyone......

senior
Super Elite Member
*****


Karma: 103

Gender: Male
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1769

Posting Frequency

Always smile with me.

Topic starter
Offline Offline

View Profile Stats
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2006, 04:47:16 PM »
Reply with quoteQuote

Professor J.V. Narlikar is a Theoretical Astrophysicist by profession, but has been contributing towards the popularization of science in many different ways over a long period. His first popular article was written in the early 60s in the magazine "Discovery" in the U.K. In this artcle he described the phenomena of gravitational collapse and the new discovery of quasars. This article was greatly appreciated by readers and other U.K. Magazines; especially the "New Scientist" also carried out articles by him on topics relating to cosmology. While in the U.K. Professor Narlikar also developed into a public speaker and gave popular talks to undergraduate societies in the U.K.
In 1972 he returned to India to take up a position in the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). While at TIFR, he continued to write for popular science magazines as well as appearing in the radio and T.V. shows relating to science. The list of publications of his popular articles presently runs to over 400 and covers his contribution in English, Marathi (his mother tongue) and Hindi (the National Language of India). See the list attached. His T.V. Shows also had these three languages and were considerably appreciated by the audience.
During 1980-81 Narlikar was associated with the screening of a serial in Marathi on the then Bombay T.V. called "Akashashi jadale nate". (On developing relationship to the sky) along with Dr. Shashikumar Chitre. This series covered different aspects of astronomy with the help of discussions and slides. It caught the public imagination and was very popular. If any one of our friend has copies this interviews either on CDs or VHS cassettes, I would definitely be interested in them.
In the mid 80s Narlikar compared Carl Sagan's famous serial "The Cosmos" with a Hindi introduction in the beginning. This was greatly liked by the audience since the summary of the episode in Hindi conveyed to the audience the broad scope of what was to be presented. Taking a cue from the success of this serial, Narlikar proposed to the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi that a serial in astronomy in Hindi should be screened on the Indian television. This suggestion was readily taken up and Narlikar was asked to devise the serial to be made by the Films Division of India. This serial in 17 parts was completed and shown in India on several occasions during 1994-95. In a simple language with the help of stories and anecdotes this serial called "Brahmand" (The Universe) describes the exciting discoveries in astronomy. Because of participation by school children, this serial has reached a large section of the younger population.
Professor Narlikar's efforts in science popularization had also extended to book writing and the attached book list includes popular science books in Hindi, Marathi and English as well as his technical writings. These books have been translated in other Indian languages also. His Marathi book `Akashashi Jadale Nate' on astronomy for the lay reader became an instant success. His popular books in English include `The Lighter Side of Gravity' and the `Seven Wonders of the Cosmos'. In addition, Narlikar has also written science fiction stories and novels in these three languages and they have generated considerable response from the Indian readership. In his science fiction writing, Narlikar has tried to depict the Indian environment and highlighted the ongoing interaction between society and science, besides projecting it into the future. His science fiction story "Dhoomaketu" (the Comet) has been made into a 2-hour film by the Children's Film Society of India.
Professor Narlikar has been in great demand as public speaker in different parts of India and has been regularly lecturing to the lay audience not only in Maharashtra (the State where he lives), but also in other parts of the country. The audiences at his lecture are very large and in some cases they have reached and crossed four figures. He managed to convey the excitement of astronomy and the importance of the scientific outlook in his talks. The lack of scientific outlook in his opinion has been a hurdle in the progress of the country towards a better and more enlightened way of living. He has been emphasising this in his various talks almost with a missionary zeal and has found several ways and means of popularizing the scientific outlook and rational behaviour.
As a novel experiment towards science dissemination, Narlikar has started the practice of asking the autograph hunting schoolchildren to send him postcard with some scientific question to which he would reply with his signature. This has generated a large number of postal questions and answers in science. A subset of this was published recently by the Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, a voluntary science dissemination organisation, as a booklet called "Postcardatun vidnyan" (Science through postcard).
Since 1997, Narlikar has been appearing in the TV cultural magazine programme `Surabhi' where he answers questions from viewers requiring scientific information for answers.
For his contributions for science popularization, Professor Narlikar was awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize by the Indian National Science Academy in 1990, and the Kalinga Prize by UNESCO in 1996.
Logged

Be true to yourself & everyone......

senior
Super Elite Member
*****


Karma: 103

Gender: Male
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1769

Posting Frequency

Always smile with me.

Topic starter
Offline Offline

View Profile Stats
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2006, 04:49:39 PM »
Reply with quoteQuote

.


* narlikar4.jpg (26.53 KB, 224x345 - viewed 1192 times.)
Logged

Be true to yourself & everyone......

senior
Super Elite Member
*****


Karma: 103

Gender: Male
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1769

Posting Frequency

Always smile with me.

Topic starter
Offline Offline

View Profile Stats
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2006, 05:06:14 PM »
Reply with quoteQuote

.


* a%2051c.jpg (82.01 KB, 400x265 - viewed 1191 times.)
Logged

Be true to yourself & everyone......

senior
Super Elite Member
*****


Karma: 103

Gender: Male
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1769

Posting Frequency

Always smile with me.

Topic starter
Offline Offline

View Profile Stats
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2006, 05:07:08 PM »
Reply with quoteQuote

.


* DI22.jpg (45.32 KB, 1003x665 - viewed 1202 times.)
Logged

Be true to yourself & everyone......

Pages: [1] 2   Go Up
  Reply  |  Send this topic  |  Print  
 
Choose Board Name to Jump to:  

+ Quick Reply
With a Quick-Reply you can use bulletin board code and smileys as you would in a normal post, but much more conveniently.
BoldItalicizedUnderlineStrikethrough|GlowShadowMarquee|Preformatted TextLeft AlignCenteredRight Align|Horizontal Rule|
Insert FlashInsert ImageInsert HyperlinkInsert EmailInsert FTP Link|Insert TableInsert Table RowInsert Table Column|SuperscriptSubscriptTeletype|Insert CodeInsert Quote|Insert List
Smiley Wink Grin Angry Sad Shocked Cool Huh Roll Eyes Tongue Lips Sealed Undecided Kiss Cry Evil Afro clap Thumbs Up! lol dance [more]
Latest PostsTime
7 Very Funny Jokes And Quotes For You ! by ymmittal123 (Clean Jokes) Today at 06:13:40 AM
What have you bought today? by Sarky (Chain Forum Games) Today at 05:10:59 AM
Ice Impressions Sculpture Gallery by ymmittal123 (Amazing, Breathtaking, Cute, etc.) Today at 05:09:40 AM
Ice Impressions Sculpture Gallery by ymmittal123 (Amazing, Breathtaking, Cute, etc.) Today at 05:08:24 AM
Ice Impressions Sculpture Gallery by ymmittal123 (Amazing, Breathtaking, Cute, etc.) Today at 05:06:57 AM
Ice Impressions Sculpture Gallery by ymmittal123 (Amazing, Breathtaking, Cute, etc.) Today at 05:05:16 AM
GOOD MORNING by ymmittal123 (Amazing, Breathtaking, Cute, etc.) Today at 04:49:50 AM
Popular Topics in the last 24 Hours
Homosexuality
Netherlands MP Says Close Down All Mosques
Reasons To Visit Wild And Untamed Iceland
Christmas Songs
YM Mittal123 ji Fan Club ^-^ *-* ^-^
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Daily Wisdom Quotes
Girlfriend Ko Bolo Lipstick Ka Brand Badle



Participate in the fastest growing Indian forums! This website is 100% Free. Please register or login using the login box above if you have already registered. You will need to be logged in to reply, make new topics and to access all the boards. Registration is free!

Click to register
To sign up to the Yahoo Group FunOnTheNet (to receive fun E-Mails everyday), enter your email address below.
Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines