Published On: Fri, Jul 13th, 2012

PRL’s Dr Vikram Sarabhai Research Awards to Five Scientists

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The Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad has announced Shri Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr Vikram Sarabhai Research Awards for five scientists from across the country working with different research institutions in the fields of Sciences, Space Applications, Electronics, Informatics, Telematics and Automation and Systems Analysis or Management, including non-linear, non-equilibrium systems in natural and social sciences and technology.In the area of Space Science, Prof Tarun Souradeep from Inter University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Pune and Dr Biswajit Paul from Raman Research Institute, Bangalore shared the award .

Dr NR Patel is working with Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun. He has been selected for the award in the Space Application area and usage of Remote Sensing for studying agro-meterology. Prof Tarun Souradeep is working with Inter University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Pune. His work is related to the area of Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) anisotropy and polarization.

Dr Biswajit Paul, associated with Raman Research Institute, Bangalore and he is working on rotating neutron stars and black holes in our galaxy and its satellites, Paul’s favourite are the X-ray stars. He is also working as a co-editor of the COSPAR publication Advances in Space Research and Scientific Editor of the journal Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Dr Vineet K Gahalaut who is associated with National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad will receive the award for his work in the field of Earth and Planetary Systems and his outstanding work using GPS system to understand the processes of crustal deformation and occurrence of earthquakes.

For Electronics, Informatics, Telematics & Automation area, Dr Ashwin Gumaste from the IIT Mumbai will be awarded.Dr Vineet K Gahalaut from National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad will also be feted with the PRL Award. Dr Ashwin Gumaste is working with Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He has been chosen for the award for the area of Electronics, Informatics, Telematics & Automation.