Professor Yash Pal
India

Higher Education Reformer Professor Yash Pal passed away in Noida

  • Professor Yash Pal attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his PhD
  • He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2013
  • In 2009, he received the Kalinga Prize, awarded by UNESCO for the popularisation of science

Globally renowned physicist, academic and higher education reformer Professor Yash Pal passed away in Noida on Tuesday. He was 90.

Yash Pal was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2013.

The highly-regarded academic began his career at Mumbai’s Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. He was a member of the ‘cosmic rays group’. He then attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his PhD, after which he returned to the Tata Institute, where he remained until 1983.

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