Rajagopala Chidambaram

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Birthday
12, 1936
Birthplace
Chennai, India
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
12, 1936 (age 82)
Birthplace
Chennai, India

About

Indian nuclear and condensed matter physicist who served as Chairman of the Indian government's Atomic Energy Commission. He was also the Vice-President of the International Union of Crystallography from 1996 to 1999.

Before Fame

He belonged to the team that conducted India's first nuclear test in 1974, and he led the Department of Atomic Energy's later nuclear trials.

Trivia

He studied physics at Madras University and at the Indian Institute of Science.

Family Life

He was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Associated With

He and fellow Indian scientist, Prasanta Mahalanobis, were both recipients of the Padma Vibushan, a prestigious Indian honor.