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Predhiman Krishan Kaw

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Nationality  Indian
Residence  Gujarat
Role  Physicist

Name  Predhiman Kaw
Known for  Plasma Physics Theory
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Fields  Plasma Physics, Laser Physics
Institutions  Institute for Plasma Research
Alma mater  Indian Institute of Technology Princeton University Physical Research Laboratory
Education  Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Princeton University, Physical Research Laboratory
Notable awards  Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, Padma Shri

Doctoral advisor  Mahendra Singh Sodha

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Predhiman Krishan Kaw (15 January 1948 – 18 June 2017) was an Indian plasma physicist. He had been the founding director of the Institute for Plasma Research and served the institute as the director from 1986 to 2012. He was born on January 15, 1948 in Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), India. He matriculated from Punjab University (1958) and completed his M.Sc. from Agra University in 1964. He received PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1966 under Supervision of Prof. M. S. Sodha, and was the first Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Kaw received his Ph.D. at the age of 18, following which he completed his PostDoc at Princeton University. He was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri award, India's fourth-highest honor, in 1985 and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 1986. On December 28, 2016 he was awarded the Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics for his seminal contributions in the areas of laser-plasma interactions, strongly coupled dusty plasmas, and turbulence, nonlinear effect in magnetic fusion devices. He is also a recipient of the 2008 TWAS Prize.


Selected articles and talks

  • PK Kaw, "Fusion power, who needs it?" (pdf format), Current Science, 10 July 1993, 65(01) 20 (web format)
  • References

    Predhiman Krishan Kaw Wikipedia

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