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Dr Jayant Vishnu Narlikar

  • 1978
  • Physical Sciences
  • 19/07/1938
  • Cosmology, Astrophysics, General Relativity, Gravitation
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Dr Narlikar has proposed, together with Fred Hoyle, the conformal theory of gravity. He has investigated non-standard cosmologies based on this theory as well as the steady state model of the universe and thus made a significant contribution to astronomy. He gave the concept of white holes, and applied it to various explosive and transient phenomena in astrophysics.

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Contact Details



  • Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics
    P O Box No 4 Ganeshkhind
    Pune - 411007
    Maharashtra INDIA
  • 020 25604100
  • 020 25604698
  • jvn[at]iucaa[dot]in
23 Jan 2022, https://ssbprize.gov.in/Content/Detail.aspx?AID=212