IUPAP-TIFR Homi Bhabha Award

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The IUPAP-TIFR Homi Bhabha Award was established by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai (India), and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) in the year 2010 as part of the celebration of the centenary of the birth of Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha, who founded the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in 1945. He was a renowned cosmic ray physicist, known for his path-breaking contributions including the Bhabha-Heitler Cascade theory, and the relativistic electron-positron scattering also known as the Bhabha scattering. Dr. Bhabha also initiated the atomic energy program in India and laid the foundation for much of the modern scientific research in post-independence India. Dr. Bhabha initiated large-scale experimental programs for the study of cosmic rays and their interactions with instruments flown aboard balloons, and in the laboratories both at high altitude as well as deep underground.

The Homi Bhabha Award consists of a certificate, a medal, and a cheque for Indian Rupees 2,50,000 with an invitation to visit TIFR, Mumbai, and the Cosmic Ray Laboratory (CRL), Ooty to deliver public lectures. It will be awarded biennially at the International Cosmic Ray Conferences (ICRCs), held during odd-numbered years.

The IUPAP-TIFR Homi Bhabha Award, and Prize will be awarded to an active scientist who has made distinguished contributions in any field of cosmic ray physics over an extended academic career. The winner of the prize will be selected by a jury comprising of the members of the C4 Commission of IUPAP, and Prof. Sunil K. Gupta, a senior cosmic ray physicist nominated by the Director, TIFR.

The winner of the 2017 prize will be presented a certificate at the ICRC 2017 in Busan, South Korea, in July 2017, and invited to visit India at a mutually convenient time sometime prior to the next ICRC in 2019 to deliver public lectures at CRL, Ooty, and TIFR, Mumbai. The Director, TIFR will welcome the winner, and present a cheque for Indian Rupess 2,50,000 to him/her on this occasion. The winner will be provided with reasonable travel expenses, and local hospitality for the visit to Mumbai and Ooty.

The nominations for the prize to be awarded at the ICRC 2017 in Busan in July 2017 should be sent to Prof. Karl-Heinz Kampert, Chair of the Astroparticle Physics Commission (C4) along with supporting information and letters from two co-sponsors at the following address:

Prof. Karl-Heinz Kampert

E-mail: kampert@uni-wuppertal.de

4th Winner of IUPAP-TIFR Homi Bhabha Award 2017

Prof. Subir Sarkar, University of Oxford, United Kingdom and Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark is the winner of the 4th IUPAP-TIFR Homi Bhabha award and prize. The award citation and medal will be presented to Prof. Sarkar during the inauguration function of the 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference in Busan, South Korea on 13 July 2017.

Past Winners

1. Prof. Sir Arnold Wolfendale, Durham University, United Kingdom

Awarded in "32nd ICRC 2011, Beijing"

Visited India in November 2014 and delivered public lectures

1. At Cosmic Ray Laboratory, Ooty
Title : Art & Science
Venue : Anna stadium, Ooty on 13-11-2014 14:00 Hrs
2. At Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Title : Cosmic Rays and Cosmology
Venue : Homi Bhabha Auditorium, TIFR, Mumbai on 17-11-2014 17:00 Hrs

2. Prof. Heinrich J. Völk, Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany

Awarded in "33rd ICRC 2013, Rio de Janeiro"

Visited India in Jan 2016 and delivered public lectures

1. At Cosmic Ray Laboratory, Ooty
Title : Cosmic Rays, their sources, and their movement in the Galaxy
Venue : Anna stadium, Ooty on 27-01-2016 14:00 Hrs
2. At Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Title : Cosmic Rays from our Galaxy
Venue : Homi Bhabha Auditorium, TIFR, Mumbai on 29-01-2016 17:00 Hrs

3. Prof. Thomas K. Gaisser, Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware, USA

Awarded in "34th ICRC 2015, The Hague"

Visited India in Jan 2017 and delivered public lectures

1. At Cosmic Ray Laboratory, Ooty
Title : Cosmic particles - messengers from outer space
Venue : Anna stadium, Ooty on 18-01-2017 14:00 Hrs
2. At Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Title : Cosmic-rays with IceCube and IceTop at the South Pole
Venue : Homi Bhabha Auditorium, TIFR, Mumbai on 20-01-2017 17:30 Hrs