Prof Prabhat Ranjan's Blog

Prof. Prabhat Ranjan is Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil International University, Akurdi, Pune

How a “Photo” brought ADITYA Tokamak(Nuclear Fusion Reactor) back from death!

[This blog covers my experience of repairing a key magnet coil without which machine would have been dead and all due to a photo I happened to notice somewhere without searching for it!] I had taken over as Project Leader of ADITYA Tokamak(A nuclear fusion reactor) at Institute for Plasma Research(IPR), Gandhinagar in early 1996. See the related blogs at :http://ranjan.in/my-research-journey-to-brain/ http://ranjan.in/5-days-miracle-in-nuclear-fusion-reactoraditya-tokamak/ Tokamak consists of many magnetic coils of large size to create the right configuration of magnetic field to trap very very high temperature plasma away from any material body. One of the very critical magnet coils in ADITYA

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5 Days Miracle in Nuclear Fusion Reactor(ADITYA Tokamak)

[This blog describes how I could get ADITYA Tokamak working in 5 days in 1995 in spite of international experts failing to do so for 6 years!] After doing my PhD in Nuclear Fusion area in Berkeley, I returned to India in 1986 and joined Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics(SINP), Kolkata. Read about them in my blogs : in 1990-91, I could improve the SINP Tokamak to international standards based on the work described in blogs above. We used to have annual plasma science conference(PSSI Symposium) in different cities. In 1991, it was held at CAT, Indore(Now called RRCAT). Institute

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My Research Journey to Brain

My Research Journey to Brain

[ This blog tries to summarize my research journey from childhood to now. Some of this is covered in a talk I gave at IIASA, Vienna – https://youtu.be/327A01oYqdo ] As a child, I was very quiet but observant. I would be watching my elder brother, Vijoy Prakash Jee, being taught and learn silently. I would not speak much or write much but would read. However I would not be serious just before exams but take it easy by reading magazines etc. In 1970,  at age of 10, I topped the prestigious Netarhat School Entrance Exam in the State of Bihar.

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History of noba.org website

NOBA stands Netarhat Old Boys Association as an alumni group of Netarhat School situated in Netarhat close to Ranchi(about 155 Kms) in Jharkhand. It is a school based on Gurukul traditions and it’s alumni have made mark all over country and world with their talent. NOBA is not a single organization but it is more of a concept with various chapters mostly based on geographical convenience. Some of them are registered and some are informal. In addition to social gatherings, NOBA has many social activities to help each other as well as society. This write up is about noba.org –

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