The American Physical Society has chosen Dr. R. Rajaraman, an Emeritus Professor of Physics from the School of Physical Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, for the ‘2014 Leo Szilard Lectureship Award’. The Award was established to recognize outstanding accomplishments by physicists for the benefit of society.   

He has been chosen for this award “for outstanding contributions to promote global security issues, through critical analyses of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy programmes in India and associated risks in the subcontinent, and efforts to promote peace and nuclear security in South Asia though extensive engagements and writings”.

Dr. Rajaraman will share the award with M.V. Ramana of Princeton University.

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