Yash Pal

Yash Pal

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Yash Pal (born 26 November 1926) is an Indian scientist and educator. He was raised in Pai, Kaithal, Haryana (India), graduated with a degree in physics from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1949 and gained a PhD degree in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1958.iiasa.ac.at, , 18 November 2005, retrieved 5 July 2008

Yash Pal has held many positions within the educational establishment of the Indian government, is known for regular appearances on the science programme Turning Point telecast on Doordarshan and for explaining scientific concepts in layman's languagevigyanprasar.gov.in, (synopsis of a short biography), retrieved 5 July 2008 along with participation on advisory boards for televised science programmes such as Bharat ki chaap.

In 1976 the Indian government awarded Pal the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to science and space technology. Pal was made a Marconi Fellow in 1980 for his work at the Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad.marconisociety.org, , retrieved 5 July 2008

He is a Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi till present.


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