### T. Padmanabhan's Brief Profile

Prof. T. Padmanabhan, is an internationally
renowned researcher in the field of cosmology.
He has made significant contributions to several areas of
theoretical physics and cosmology and also to understanding the formation of
structures like galaxies in the universe and is the first person in India to
develop full fledged computer simulations to study this problem.
He has authored several books:

- Padmanabhan, T. :
**Gravity, Gauge theories and quantum
cosmology**,
Reidel. (1986) (co-author: J.V. Narlikar).
- Padmanabhan, T. :
**Structure formation in the Universe**, Cambridge
University Press, Cambridge, (1993).
- Padmanabhan, T. :
**Cosmology and Astrophysics through Problems**,
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, (1996).
- Padmanabhan, T. :
**After the first three minutes- The story of our
universe** Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, (1998).
- Padmanabhan, T.:
**Theoretical Astrophysics - Volume I: Physical
processes** Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, (2000).
- Padmanabhan, T.:
**Theoretical Astrophysics - Volume II: Stars and
Stellar Systems** Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, (2001).
- Padmanabhan, T.:
**Theoretical Astrophysics - Volume III: Galaxies and
Cosmology** Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, (2002).

**Some of his distinctions:**

- Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, 1996;
- Millennium Medal (CSIR), 2000;
- Sackler Distinguished Astronomer, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge 2002 .
- Homi Bhabha Fellowship, 2003
- G.D.Birla Award for Scientific Research, 2003
- Miegunah Fellowship Award, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2004