Briefings on Nuclear Technology in India sketches the rapid growth of nuclear science that revealed the secrets of nature, and led to technologies for energy production and nuclear weapons. Drawing on his personal experiences over a lifetime, P.K. Iyengar elucidates the role of nuclear power in the country, and also provides deep insight into the complicated issues governing civil nuclear cooperation and its link to the non-proliferation regime. The author has also a number of illuminating insights into the limitations of conventional administration and governance when applied to the fast-changing face of science and technology. This book will be useful to a variety of readers. To the students of Science, to working scientists of Science, it will provide reasons for pursuing science; to working scientists it provides motivation for pursuing science and developing technology; to those who manage science, the care that is needed in decision-making; and to policy-makers an understanding of the complex technical issues underlying nuclear policy.
About The Author:-
P.K. Iyenger started his research career in neutron scattering with Nobel Laureate B.N. Brockhouse in Conada, Contributing to path-breaking research on lattice dynamics. In India, he built up an internationally recognized neutron-scattering group; led the team that designed and built India’s fist plutonium fast-reachor, PURNIMA; and played a leading role, in the peaceful nuclear Explosion at Pokhran in 1974, for which he was awarded the Padma Bhusan.
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Categories: Science & Technology
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