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Udupi: Nobel Laureate Douglas Osheroff Visits Manipal University


Daijiworld Media Network- Udupi (SM)

Udupi, Nov 10: Douglas Osheroff, is professor emeritus of Physics and applied Physics J G Jackson and C J Wood, professor emeritus of Physics Department of Physics, School of Humanities and Sciences Stanford University.

He was the Nobel Prize winner for Physics in 1996 which he shares along with two colleagues from Cornell University for their discovery of superfluidity in 3He.

Douglas Osheroff, completed his undergraduate work at Caltech and his graduate work at Cornell University. He won the 21 Nobel laureate.

Honeywell Technology Solutions, India;  Manipal university, MIT and professor Douglas Osheroff held a press briefing at MIT, stated the Manipal press release on Friday November 9.

While speaking to the media he said, “I visited India many times although I can’t really commend on anything but I love India, and the music the most, also the traditional aspects and the Indian culture”.

He also showed concern towards the irregularities like, ground water cavitations and garbage disposal systems in India. “India is crowded and also theeEco-care is insufficient. India has no proper ways to channel to this. Environmental contribution should be more and control on the garbage is a  necessary”, he said.

He appreciated India by saying that, “Indians are very intelligent, students especially, but the problem is that most of the students graduate in the country while they pursue Ph D or further study /research in the US. The reason for the same may be because India is a large country, and also lacks technology.

He observed that most of the Indian scientists do not await the Nobel Prize reasoning it might be the field of chemistry, physics and medicine being a time consuming research which include certain technical aspects.

“As it is a developing country, the technical aspects in India are just beginning to improve. Once they  are resolved, most of the Indian scientists will be considered for this”, he added.

In 1972, Douglas became a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he studied the super fluid 3He, nuclear spin order in solid 3He, and weak localization in disordered conductors. In 1987 he became a professor of physics at Stanford University, where he resides currently.

Osheroff has received many awards for his research, including the Sir Francis Simon Memorial Award, the Oliver E Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize, and the MacArthur Prize Fellow Award.

Osheroff spends much of his time delivering lectures around the world that describe how research is done and how discoveries in science are made.

Comment on this article

  • Oliver Machado, Udupi Sharjah

    Sat, Nov 10 2012

    We owe a great deal of gratitude to Dr. TMA Pai, who has brought about immeasurable changes in our society. Education at its best comes in our little town of Manipal.Have come across several leading, top Doctors and entrepreneurs from our dear land of (DK).Sky is the limit to our brothers and sisters.

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