Dinesh Kumar Srivastava
Prof. Dinesh Kumar Srivastava is Homi Bhabha Chair Professor in the Energy and Environment Programme.
Prof. Srivastava has held many distinguished positions in the past such as DAE Raja Ramanna Fellow; Director and Distinguished Scientist in Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata; Honorary Professor, Amity University, NOIDA; Emeritus Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute.
Prof. Srivastava started his career as Scientific Officer at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in 1971 and moved to Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre Kolkata in 1979 to retire as Director and Distinguished Scientist of this Organization in 2016. He has held visiting positions at KfKKarsruhe, GSI Darmstadt, University of Bielefeld and University of Frankfurt in Germany, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, University of Minnesota and Duke University in the USA, McGill University Canada, and the University of Cape Town, South Africa of various durations.
Prof. Srivastava is Fellow of National Academy of Sciences as well as Indian National Science Academy. He has about 160 publications in refereed journals and has delivered more than 100 talks at national and international conferences. About 300 lectures, seminars and colloquia on nuclear physics and the need for basic research and outreach. He has been honoured with several national and international awards for research and academic activities.
Current Research Interests:
The present field of specialization includes electromagnetic and heavy flavour probes of Quark-Gluon Plasma, a matter which filled the entire universe a few microseconds after the Big Bang. He has earlier worked on the theory of low energy nuclear reactions.