Name Atul Gurtu
|Children Ashish (1974-1991)|
Fields Particle physics
Spouse Suhasini Mulay (m. 2011)
|Native name अतुल गुर्टु (Atul Gurtu)|
Born 16 January 1946 (age 69) Lahore (1946-01-16)
Institutions King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Known for His work in Experimental High Energy Physics
Alma mater Shimla, The Lawrence School, Sanawar
Institution King Abdulaziz University
Atul Gurtu (born 16 January 1946) is a leading high energy physicist in India. He joined the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, in 1971, and retired in 2011 as a senior professor, after a career spanning four decades in particle physics research.
Gurtu was born in Lahore in 1946. In 1947, he moved to India. He studied at Auckland House, Shimla, and later at the Lawrence School Sanawar. He attended Panjab University, Chandigarh, and thereafter joined the TIFR in 1969.
Gurtu is a particle physics researcher. He participated in numerous experimental projects in collaboration with CERN, Geneva, from 1969 to 2011, as part of high energy physics group at TIFR. From 2003 to 2011, he led a 70-member Indian team which participated in CERN experiment of first proton run at the Large Hadron Collider, known as "mini Big Bang". From 2011-12 he was Distinguished Professor at the King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
He married Promila Bawa in 1971. In 1974, they had their first (and only) child Ashish, who was differently abled and died in 1991. His wife died in 2006. In January 2011, he married National Film Award winning actress Suhasini Mulay, whom he met on Facebook.