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Dr. A. Of Mohanty took over the post of director of BARC

Dr. A. Of Mohanty took over the post of director of BARC

Dr. A.K. Mohanty took over as Director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) from K.N. Vyas on March 12.

Dr. A.K. Mohanty, he is a distinguished Scientist and Director, physics group of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and Director of Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata. During the past 36 years, Dr. Mohanty has worked in several areas of nuclear physics covering collision energy from sub-Coulomb barrier to relativistic regime.

BARC

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is India's premier nuclear research facility headquartered in Mumbai (Maharashtra). BARC is a multi-disciplinary research centre with extensive infrastructure for advanced research and development covering the entire spectrum of nuclear science, engineering and related areas.

The Government of India created the Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET) on 3 January 1954. After Homi J. Bhabha's death in 1966, the centre was renamed as the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre on 22 January 1967. Dr. Homi J. Bhabha is considered to be the founder of BARC.

India's first power reactors, installed at the Tarapur Atomic Power Station with the help from the United States.

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