Madhavan Nair awarded Chugani Memorial Award
Eminent space scientist G Madhavan Nair, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has been honoured with the MM Chugani Memorial Award of the Indian Physics Association for the year 2006.
Nair, secretary with department of space, will be presented the award on March 18 by Ashok Misra, director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, the association said in a statement here Friday.
The award is given for excellence in applied physics and carries a citation, gold medal and cash prize of Rs 100, 000.
This award has earlier been given to K Kasturirangan of ISRO, SK Sikka, principal scientific adviser to the government of India, Ajoy K Ghatak, IIT, New Delhi, and VC Sahni, director of Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology & Director, Physics Group of BARC.