National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore-12
International Strategic and Security Studies Programme
The Fissile Materials Debate in South Asia
Prof. R Rajaraman
Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics, JNU
Dr. L V Krishnan
Former Director, Safety Research and Health Physics Group, DAE
Prof. Rajaram Nagappa
Head, International Strategic and Security Studies Programme, NIAS
Venue, Date & Time
Lecture Hall, NIAS | Monday, February 29, 2016 at 04.15 pm
(Please do join us for Coffee/Tea before the event at 4 pm)
Dr. L.V. Krishnan is currently Adjunct Faculty at NIAS. He joined the Department of Atomic Energy in 1958 after taking an Honours Degree in Physics from Madras University. Later, he graduated from the Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology in 1964. He served in the Health Physics Division at Trombay from 1959 until 1973 and then moved to the Kalpakkam Centre to set up a Safety Research Laboratory. At Trombay, he served as Plant Health Physicist for some time. He has participated in safety evaluation of various nuclear installations including power reactors and reprocessing plants. At Kalpakkam, he was Chairman of Safety Evaluation Working Group and retired in 1997 as Director, Safety Research and Health Physics Group. His current interests relates to energy and environment scene in the country. He is a co-author (with C V Sundaram and T S Iyengar) of the book titled ‘Atomic Energy in India – Fifty Years’, and also a book on ‘Elements of Nuclear Power’ with Raja Ramanna.
Professor R. Rajaraman is currently Emeritus Professor of Physics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and Co-Chair of the International Panel on Fissile Materials. He received his Ph.D. in 1963 from Cornell University under the supervision of the Nobel laureate Prof. Hans Bethe. He was in the faculty of Cornell University, the University of S. California, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton before returning to India in 1969. Since then he has been serving in Delhi University, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and finally, J.N.U. He has also been a long-term visiting scientist at Harvard University, M.I.T., Stanford University, Princeton University and CERN, Geneva.