Dr. J. N. Goswami, Advisor Science & Technology Department, Govt. of Assam, visited NIPER-Guwahati campus at Guwahati Biotech Park, IIT-Guwahati on 11.6.2017 (Sunday).
Dr. Jitendranath Goswami (born 18 November 1950) is an Indian scientist from Assam. He was the Chief Scientist of Chandrayaan-1, and also was developer of this project. He served as a director of Physical Research Laboratory situated at Ahmadabad, Gujarat. He was also associated with Chandrayaan-2 and Mangalyaan. This prominent Assamese Scientist was born in Jorhat, the knowledge city of Assam.
After PhD, He worked as a research scientist in many prestigious institutes, like UC Berkeley, Washington University, Lunar and Planetary Institute and Max Planck Institute. His main subject of research is study of Solar System and Astrophysics. He and his associate scientists have proven that the main resource of energy of Solar System at the time of its origin was 26Al nuclide in its half life. He has also worked on Cosmic Rays, Tectonic Plates and concluded many theories. From Physical Research Laboratory, He served as Scientist of exploration projects of ISRO at its preliminary state. He was associate scientist of Cosmic Ray experiment and chief scientist of Lunar Samples at spacecraft Spacelab-3.
He had recieved many awards viz,Youth Scientist Award by Indian National Science Association (1978), NASA's Public Service Group of Achievement Award (1986), Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award (1994), Kamal Kumari National Award for science and technology (2003), Axford awrd by Asia Oceania Geoscience Society (2014), Asom Ratna (2015), Padma Shri, 2017 by Government of India.
He was elected as president of Astronomical Society of India in 2007. He is a member of The World Academy of Science, Indian Academy of Sciences, European Association of Geochemistry and many other national and international association of Astronomy.