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Physics professor Tarun Souradeep takes over as director of the Raman Research Institute


Professor Tarun Souradeep takes the helm of RRI

He served at IUCAA as a scientist for two decades before joining IISER, Pune as a professor and head of the physics department.

Prof. Tarun Souradeep.  Credit: DH Photo

Renowned physicist Prof. Tarun Souradeep took up his post as the director of the Raman Research Institute (RRI) in Bengaluru on Thursday.

Professor Souradeep, who earned a PhD from the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune, is also a postdoctoral researcher at Kansas State University’s High Energy Physics Group and the Canadian Institute of Astrophysics. theoretical.

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He served at IUCAA as a scientist for two decades before joining the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, as a Professor and Head of Physics Department at IISER until his recent appointment as as Director of RRI, Bengaluru. Professor Souradeep’s major contributions in his field of expertise, Cosmology and Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy, have resulted in the creation of a strong and sustained Indian effort to solve problems on par with international research. He is also the Spokesperson (Science) of LIGO-India and Member Secretary of LIGO-India Scientific Management Board.

On assuming responsibility for RRI, Bengaluru, Professor Souradeep said, “It is an honor to lead RRI, an institution with a very rich heritage and unique scientific heritage. a technological capability that is very promising for the future frontier company on par with the best in the world. »

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