Govind Swarup Lifetime Achievement Award:
The Astronomical Society of India (ASI) has recently instituted the prestigious Govind Swarup Lifetime Achievement Award to honor remarkable individuals in the field of astronomy.
- The award was conferred to the renowned astronomer, Jayant Naralikar.
- Jayant Naralikar, a distinguished figure in Indian astronomy, was the recipient of the inaugural Govind Swarup Lifetime Achievement Award.
- The Govind Swarup Lifetime Achievement Award, established by the ASI, aims to acknowledge individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the field of astronomy throughout their careers.
- This coveted award serves as a testament to the honorees’ dedication, innovation, and immense impact on the scientific community.
- The Govind Swarup Lifetime Achievement Award is named in honor of the late Prof. Govind Swarup, who is widely regarded as the pioneer of radio astronomy in India.
- Swarup, the founding director of the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), led groundbreaking projects such as the Ooty Radio Telescope (ORT) and the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT).