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Prof Yashpal wins UNESCO's Kalinga prize

November 06, 2009 03:33 IST
Professor Yash Pal of India was Thursday awarded UNESCO's annual Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science jointly with Trinh Xuan Thuan of Vietnam.

Pal was recognized for his participation in many Indian television programs that deal with popular science, including Turning Point and Science is everywhere.

He also helped establish the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune and the Centre for Educational Communication in Ahmedabad.

Established in 1951, the Kalinga rewards honour a person who has helped interpret science, research and technology for the general public.

Suman Guha Mozumder in New York