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Ajit K. Kembhavi




Prof Ajit K Kembhavi is the director of Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), the world-renowned research institute.

A distinguished professor and dean of the visitor academic programmes at IUCAA, Kembhavi is also one of the founding members of the centre. Before joining IUCAA, he was at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai where he obtained his PhD with Dr Narlikar. Kembhavi was also a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge in UK.

Kembhavi’s interests are galaxies, high-energy astrophysics, and quasars. He leads the Virtual Observatory-India Project. He is deeply involved in developing astronomical research in universities and colleges in India. He chairs various committees for UGC-Infonet that brings benefits of information and communication technology to all universities in India. He is also a fellow of National Academy of Sciences and Indian Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the UGC Hari Om award.

He has published around 100 research papers in highly reputed international journals and has guided a number of research students and works closely with scientists across the globe. Known for his contribution to science popularisation programmes, he has written and edited several books, most of which have been published internationally. 

His Guest Lecture would be one of the most highlighting point of Quark 2012.

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