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“Bring me men to match my mountains: Bring me men to match my plains: Men with empires in their purpose and new eras in their brains.”

Sam Walter Foss


Welcome, meet Team IARC.


Professor J.V. Narlikar, Emeritus Professor, IUCAA, Pune

Dr. S. M. Chitre, Emeritus Professor, CBS, University of Mumbai


Pushkar Ganesh Vaidya is a scientist and heads IARC. His interests span various aspects of astrobiology.

Rathin Dholakia is an engineer from IIT-Bombay. His interest is in technology & society.


Nitesh Pandey is a pharmacist. His major research nterest is evolutionary medicine and astrobiology.

Atanu Chatterjee is from IIT-Madras. His major interest is in complex systems and natural processes.

Sandeep Warrier is a physicist. His major research interest is Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs).

Dr. Nehal Shah is a biologist. Her major area of research is health, ecology and environment.


Dr. S. Ramadurai is a research scientist. His recent research interest is astrobiology, especially, problems of biochemical origin of homochirality.

Madhav R. Londhe is a Physicist. His interests include physics, astronomy and x-rays.

Dr Arun Dholakia is a biologist. His major area of academic research is biosciences.


Poonam Jaiswal is Project Coordinator for all education & outreach programs.

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Dr. Kayzad Nilgiriwala is a biologist. His major area of research is microbiology.

Manan Desai is a biologist. His major area of research is biochemistry.

Dr. Yogesh Dound is involved in clinical & basic research. His major research interest is space physiology.

Mrs.Lakshmi Balakrishnan is a homemaker and physicist with innate interest in science especially cosmology and astronomy. She is also keenly interested in finding innovative ways to improve science communication.

Hemal Shah is a software developer. He is also a science writer with innate interest in astronomy.

Amit Chavan is a graphic designer. His interests include photography and web designing.

Rajeshwari Sharma is a mathematician. Her interests include applications of vedic mathematics and history of numbers.

Vikram Virulkar is the founder of Beyond Earth; an astronomy related edutainment initiative.

S  Subramanya Joshi is founder of Antariksha Labs, Bangalore.