Renowned Quantum Physicist Prof. Arvind Appointed As Vice Chancellor Of Punjabi University, Patiala

April 22, 2021 09:52 AM

Chandigarh, April 20

Noted Physicist and Dean of Mohali’s Research and Development of Indian Institute of Science and Research (IISER), Professor Arvind, was on Tuesday appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala for a term of three years.

The post of Vice Chancellor of the varsity had fallen vacant six months after Dr. BS Ghuman resigned. Subsequently, the state government had appointed senior bureaucrat Ravneet Kaur as its officiating Vice Chancellor.

Prof. Arvind is a well-known theoretical Quantum Physicist with a keen interest in Science Education, Science Communication and Developing Science Pedagogy in Punjabi. He did his M.Sc in Physics from IIT Kanpur and obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Department of Physics and Centre for Theoretical Studies, at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1997. He then joined the Physics department of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar as a faculty member. From 2002 to 2004, he was a special faculty at the Physics Department of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. He joined the Physics department of Indian Institute of Technology Madras as a faculty member in 2005. In August 2007 he moved to IISER Mohali as one of the founding faculty members.

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