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Three Scientists of Physics Group selected for the Scientific and Technical Excellence Award 2011
Posted by Asis Chaudhuri & Tilak Ghosh


Sourav Sarkar, Paramita Mukherjee and Chandana Bhattacharya have made us proud. They have been selected for the prestigious “Scientific & Technical Excellence Award” for the year 2011 in recognition of their outstanding contributions in their work. The award, given annually by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), consists of a Citation and Medal, apart from a cash prize of INR 1,00,000.

Dr. Sourav Sarkar, a theoretician in our group, has made significant contribution to studies concerning the behaviour of hadrons when subjected to hot and dense environment.  Dr. Paramita Mukherjee is conferred with the award for her contributions in the field of radiation damage studies of nuclear structural materials. Dr. Chandana Bhattacharya is a well known experimental nuclear physicist in the country. She is leading the charged particle detector array development at VECC and contributed immensely in the nuclear reaction studies using the major accelerator facilities in India.

Chandana, Paramita and Sourav are going to receive the award in a ceremony to be held in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai on 30th October, the Founder’s Day of BARC.

Hearty congratulations to Chandana, Paramita and Sourav, on their achievements!