Ramanuja Vijayaraghavan

Physicist, Academic

1931 –


Who is Ramanuja Vijayaraghavan?

Ramanuja Vijayaraghavan is an Indian physicist, specializing in condensed matter physics.

Vijayaraghavan pioneered active research in the areas of metal physics, magnetic resonance in biophysical systems, and fine particle physics, a forerunner to nanoscience. He is a fellow of several science academies and twice elected as a member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics commission on magnetism.

After graduating from the Annamalai University in 1951, he joined the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research at Bombay as a Research Student, eventually rising to the position of Distinguished Professor and Dean. He formally retired in 1996 . He was deputed twice by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, as an Expert to set up the Magnetic Resonance Laboratory at the Atomic Energy Centre, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He was awarded an Indian National Science Academy Senior Scientist position from 1996 to 2001, during which he worked at SAMEER, Mumbai, in collaboration with TIFR. In the 1950s, he constructed a crossed circle wide line NMR spectrometer which could detect deuterium and oxygen-17 isotopes in their natural abundance.

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Jan 3, 1931
  • India
  • Annamalai University
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Lived in
  • Chennai

on July 23, 2013


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