C. V. Vishveshwara

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C. V. Vishveshwara

Born: 6 March 1938

Died: 16 January 2017

  • He was an Indian scientist and black hole physicist.
  • Specializing in Einstein’s General Relativity, he worked extensively on the theory of black holes and made major contributions to this field of research since its very beginning.
  • He is popularly known as the ‘black hole man of India’.
  • He was a senior professor at the Raman Research Institute and the Indian Institute of Astrophysics.
  • He has also held the position of Visiting Professor at several universities including the University of Pennsylvania, University of Maryland, Boston University, University of London, and Universidad del Pais Vasco.
  • As founder-director of the Planetarium in Bangalore, he has written the scripts of several planetarium programs and directed them.
  • These have proved to be exceedingly popular because of the simple and attractive manner in which difficult concepts have been presented.
  • He has also produced two short science films.

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