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P.K. Shukla Elected to Swedish Academy

Padma Kant Shukla, professor of physics at Ruhr-UniversitÃ¤t Bochum, Germany, and a frequent visitor to ICTP, has been appointed a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in the field of physics. He is being recognized for his world-class research in the areas of collective interactions in complex plasmas and fluids as well as in neutrino plasmas and quantum systems.
As a member of the Swedish Academy, he will be among 18 eminent scientists advising the Nobel Committee on potential Nobel Prize candidates in physics. Shukla, who is native of India, is the first German physicist to be elected a foreign member of the Swedish Academy in physics. He has participated in ICTP training activities in plasma physics for more than two decades, serving as a course director for workshops and colleges on plasma physics since 1995.


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