Scientific Discoveries by Personalities of Jammu and Kashmir

Scientific Discoveries by Personalities of Jammu and

1. Rameshwar Nath Koul Bamezai:Rameshwar Nath Koul Bamezai
is an Indian scientist in the field of human genetics and cancer
biology. He is the coordinator of the National Centre of Applied
Human Genetics, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru
University (New Delhi). He has served as the Vice chancellor of Shri
Mata Vaishno Devi University. He was honoured with the Padma Shri
Award by the President of India for his contributions to the fields of
science and technology, in 2012. An elected fellow of the National
Academy of Medical Sciences, he has published many articles on his
2. Subhash Kak:-Subhash Kak (born 26 March 1947 in Srinagar) is
an Indian-American computer scientist and a Hindutva-based
historical revisionist. He is the Regents Professor of Computer
Science Department at Oklahoma State University–Stillwater and
honorary visiting professor of engineering at Jawaharlal Nehru
University. Kak has published on the history of science, the
philosophy of science, ancient astronomy, and the history of
mathematics. Kak has also published on archaeoastronomy, and
advocated the idea of Indigenous Aryans. Scholars have rejected his
theories on these topics in entirety, and his writings have been
heavily criticized. In 2019, Government of India awarded him with
Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India.
3. Predhiman Krishan Kaw:-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 15
January 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,[1] following which he
completed his PostDoc at Princeton University. He was awarded the
prestigious Padma Shri award, India’s fourthhighest honor, in 1985
and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 1986. On 28 December 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.
4. Triloki Nath Khoshoo:-After a brief stint as Chairman of the
Botany Department at Jammu and Kashmir University, he joined the
National Botanical Gardens, Lucknow in 1964 as the Assistant
Director, where he worked under Kailas Nath Kaul, the Founder
Director of the Gardens. He soon became the Director, and due to his
efforts, the institution rose to the stature of being the National
Botanical Research Institute in 1978.
Khoshoo was a prolific writer. Over the course of five decades, he
authored more than 250 research papers on plant genetics and
evolution, biomass, energy, forestry, conservation and the utilization
and management of natural resources. He wrote seven books and
edited eleven more on a wide range of subjects. His book on
‘Mahatma Gandhi: An Apostle of Applied Human Ecology’ published
in 1996 was widely applauded for the practical relevance of the
Gandhian views in today’s world.
5. Fayaz A. Malik:-Fayaz Ahmad Malik is an Indian pharmacologist,
cancer biologist and a scientist at the Indian Institute of Integrative
Medicine of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. He is
known for his studies on investigating the regulatory mechanisms of
Cancer Stem Cells during tumor metastasis. His studies also involve
the identification of signalling networks conferring resistance to
current anticancer therapies. His discovery of new anticancer agents
holds a number of patents for the processes he has developed. The
Department of Biotechnology of the Government of India awarded
him the National Bioscience Award for Career Development, one of
the highest Indian science awards, for his contributions to
Biosciences, in 2014. The Department of Science and Technology
(DST) of the Government of India awarded him the Swaranajayanti
Fellowship, one of the prestigious Fellowship awards, for his
advanced research in cancer biology, in 2013-14.
6. Rajeev Motwani:-Rajeev Motwani (March 26, 1962 – June 5,
2009) was a professor of Computer Science at Stanford University
whose research focused on theoretical computer science. He was an
early advisor and supporter of companies including Google and
PayPal, and a special advisor to Sequoia Capital. He was a winner of
the Gödel Prize in 2001.

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