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Professor Rajaraman is the Emeritus Professor of Physics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is also a co-chair of the International Panel on Fissile Materials (2006- present). Formerly, he has been the Vice-President of the Indian National Science Academy (2009-2012), Member of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Member of the Asia Pacific Leadership Network, Member of Permanent Monitoring Panel on Mitigating Terrorism, and Member of the Pugwash Council.

He has completed his PhD from Cornell University. He has teaching and research experience in theoretical physics at Cornell University, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, Delhi University, the Indian Institute of Science, and during Sabbatical visits at Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and CERN. He has also been the Leo Szilard Award by the American Physical Society for his work.


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R Rajaraman
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Books and Monographs:

“Solitons and Instantons,Elsevier North Holland Co, (1987)

“India’s Nuclear Energy Programme: Future Plans, Prospects and Concerns,” The Indian National Science Academy and Academic Foundation, (2013)

“Some Non-Perturbative Semi-classical Methods in Quantum Field Theory,” Physics Reports 21.4, (1975)

Journal/Magazine Articles, Issue Briefs and Research Reports:

“Deterrence at Stake,” The Times of India, 20 September, 2013

“Roundtable on Nuclear Disarmament” (Three Essays), The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, September- November, 2012

“Fukushima: An Industrial Disaster but not a Nuclear Apocalypse,” The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, 30 March, 2011

“The Saga of the Civilian Nuclear Deal: How the 123 Agreement Came into Being” Tehelka Magazine, 13 November, 2010, pp. 32-33

“A Slow but Necessary Ascent,” The Hindu, 26 March, 2012

“Defusing the threat of grave Dirty Bomb hype,” The Asian Age, 20 December, 2011

“Defuse the Koodangulam stir at the Earliest,” The Asian Age, 15 November, 2011

“Confronting Fears of Radioactivity,” The Hindu, 9 April, 2011

“Keep On Talking,” The Times of India, July 22, 2010

“India & the Nuclear Security Summit,” TheHindu, April 12, 2010

“India’s Arms Control Quandary,” The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, pp. 27-36, March-April 2010

“Prospects for a Fissile Materials Treaty and its Implications for India,” India and Global Nuclear Disarmament, Macmillan Publishers India Ltd. (2010)

“The fizzle doesn’t really matter, The Hindu, 16 September, 2009

“India and Nuclear Disarmament,” Reducing and Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: Country Perspectives on Fissile Materials and Nuclear Disarmament, Global Fissile Material Report (2009)

“Exploring Uranium Resource Constraints on Fissile Material Production in Pakistan,” Science and Global Security, Volume 17, no.2 and 3, pp77-109, Gordon and Breach (U.K.) (2009)

“Obama’s Prague Spring,” The Times of India, 1 May, 2009

“Implications of the Indo-US Nuclear Deal for India’s Energy and Military Programs,” Indo-US Nuclear Deal, Routledge, New Delhi, pp. 123-142 (2009)

“Prepare for cut-off,” The Times of India, 23 February 2009

“Towards a zero-nuclear weapon world,” The Hindu, 03 January, 2009

“Nuclear Fallout,” Defense and Security of India, Volume 1, pp42-47, (2008)

“Implications of India joining the nuclear club,” Economic Times, 16 September, 2008

“Nuclear deal’s benefits will flow from the choices we make hereafter,” Mail Today, 11 September, 2008

“India and the FMCT,” An IPFM Report, September 2008, www.fissilematerials.com

“Estimates of India’s Fissile Material Stocks,” Science and Global Security, vol.16, no.3, pp.74-87, Gordon and Breach (U.K.), (2008)

“A Nuclear Weapon Free World-A New Promise?” Pugwash Online, 17 March, 2008, (http://www.pugwash.org/reports/nw/rajaraman-commentary.htm)

“Get Rid of Nuclear Arms,” The Times of India, 5 March, 2008

  External Publications

South Asia is not the most dangerous place on Earth, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, 26 April 2017

It is Time India Signs the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, The Wire, 06 January 2017

Legacy Quest for a Safer World, The Hindu, 10 August 2016

India should renegotiate terms with French giant Areva for its EVR nuclear reactors, The Economic Times, 31 December 2014


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