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Plasma physics community mourns Pr. Padma Shukla

Prof. Shukla was the first German citizen to be elected into the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Physics division. As a member of the academy he advised the Nobel Prize committee. (Click to view larger version...)
Prof. Shukla was the first German citizen to be elected into the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Physics division. As a member of the academy he advised the Nobel Prize committee.
The worldwide plasma physics community mourns Prof. Dr. Padma Kant Shukla who died from a heart attack in New Delhi, India on 26 January 2013. Shortly before, Prof. Shukla had travelled to India to receive the prestigious Hind Rattan Award from Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. The award from the NRI Welfare Society of India honours the outstanding contributions of Prof. Shukla to his research area.

A German citizen, Padma Shukla would have celebrated his 40th anniversary at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, where he was head of the International Chair since 2010.

Read his eulogy on the Ruhr-Universität Bochum website. 


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