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Prof R Srianand is new director of IUCAA

Dec 02, 2023 08:42 AM IST

Professor Raghunathan Srianand has been appointed as the director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune. He is a renowned Indian cosmologist and astrophysicist, known for his groundbreaking studies on redshift evolution and the cosmic microwave background radiation. Srianand is a member of the International Astronomical Union and a fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences. He was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for science and technology in 2008.

Pune: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Friday appointed professor Raghunathan Srianand as director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune.

UGC on Friday appointed professor Raghunathan Srianand as director of IUCAA in Pune. (HT)
UGC on Friday appointed professor Raghunathan Srianand as director of IUCAA in Pune. (HT)

Indian cosmologist and astrophysicist Srianand has been associated with IUCAA for several decades. His works include groundbreaking studies on redshift evolution and the cosmic microwave background radiation.

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According to statement released by IUCAA Pune, Srianand is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences.

In 2008, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded Srianand the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for science and technology.

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