by Panos Charitos. Published: 29 October 2014

ALICE member Tapan Nayak has been elected fellow of The National Academy of Sciences, India(NASI) following a long-standing career in the field of heavy ion physics.

NASI is the first science academy of India, founded in 1930 by Prof. M.N. Saha in Allahabad. It is located at 5, Lajpatrai Road, Allahabad-211002. The main objective of the Academy is to provide a national forum for the publication of research work carried out by Indian scientists and to create opportunities for exchange of views among them.

Tapan Nayak is a leading scientist at VECC, the Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, in Kolkata and in the past he has served as Scientific Associate at CERN. Following his PhD from the Michigan State University in 1990, he was involved in major experiments dedicated to the study of Quark Gluon Plasma. In the last few years, he has been involved in many different aspects of the ALICE Experiment. Congratulations, Tapan, for this great distinction.