Jayant Vishnu Narlikar

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Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
Born (1938-07-19)July 19, 1938
Residence Ganeshkhind, Pune, India
Nationality Indian
Known for Big Bang, Cosmology, IAAD
Scientific career
Fields Professor of Astrophysics

Professor Jayant Vishnu Narlikar is an Indian astrophysicist. Narlikar is a defender of the steady state cosmology. His work on conformal gravity theory with Sir Fred Hoyle, called Hoyle-Narlikar theory, demonstrated a synthesis can be achieved between Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and Mach's principle. India's second highest civilian honour, Padma Vibhushan, was awarded to him for his work. Prof. Narlikar is the founder director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) at Pune, India.