Saturday, March 13, 2010

P. C. Vaidya

Professor Prahalad Chunnilal Vaidya passed away on March 12, 2010 in the early hours. He was 92.

Prof Vaidya is famous for his solution of Einstein's equations for a radiating star. Much of his life was also spent in trying to make mathematics accessible to school children in a way that made it interesting rather than just rote learning. A news link is here. A short half an hour movie on him by IUCAA in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar is available here.


Anant said...

Thank you for the link. I had not seen this before on the news. I had the good fortune of sitting in his lectures on GTR in a school long years ago.

Giancarlo Frison said...

Memorial for Shri Prahalad Chunnilal Vaidya. Express your feelings