Scientific Community In Kerala Grieves Thanu Padmanabhan Death

Scientific Community In Kerala

Thanu Padmanabhan Death, a famous cosmologist and physicist who died in Pune on Friday after suffering a heart arrest was mourned by the scientific community in Kerala.

Padmanabhan, often known as Paddy, and his writings have been much debated in Kerala. He was named a recipient of the Kerala Sastra Puraskaram, which was presented to distinguished Keralites working in the field of science by the state government earlier this year. In November, the award, which included a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh.

K Vijay Raghavan, the Government of India’s senior scientific adviser, tweeted: “Shocked to learn about Prof Thanu Padmanabhan death. His work on novel approaches to connect general relativity and thermodynamics; as well as other fields, has received widespread acclaim.

He considered himself to be at the pinnacle of his profession. VPN Nampoori, retd professor of photonics at Cusat, described his unexpected death as a shock. Padmanabhan’s theoretical work, he added, has opened up new study avenues in experimental cosmology and astronomy.

Grieves Thanu Padmanabhan Death

He was able to rewrite Einstein’s famous equation in general relativity in thermodynamics; and he created a new vocabulary for comprehending the structure of the universe at the quantum level.

He has written over 300 academic articles, ten books, a comic strip on the history of physics; and a popular science book named “Dawn of Science.” He has also received the Bhatnagar award and the Padma Shri.

The birthplace of Padmanabhan was Karamana, Thiruvananthapuram, in the year of 1957, on March 10, to Lakshmi and Thanu Iyer. His father enjoyed mathematics but had to put his studies on hold to care for his family. And he was eager to learn more about the topic.

Moreover Padmanabhan attended Karamana High School for his elementary schooling. He got his pre-degree at the Government Arts College and his UG and PG in Physics at University College, Thiruvananthapuram. He received first place and a gold medal in his MSc in physics. Moreover He was a part of The Trivandrum Science Centre during his early years.

Moreover His wife, astrophysicist Dr. Vasanthi, and daughter, Dr. Hamsa, a researcher at the University of Geneva, survive him.

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