Moments of Eureka


About the Book
“This book contains 53 interviews of eminent scientists who have contributed significantly to the pool of scientific knowledge, have expanded the horizons of various scientific disciplines, built institutions and spread scientific temper in India.
These interviews were recorded for a weekly programme ‘Eureka’ and telecast through Raiya Sabha TV Channel. The interviews were edited for improving their readability, without altering the essence of the messages and insights scientists have expressed. Each interview is preceded by a short biography of the scientist.
The contents make for interesting reading and inspire minds inclined to the zeal to excel. The book covers a wide spectrum of disciplines and age groups.
Eureka is a unique weekly TV programme and this volume is also the first of its kind. Scientists have not been interviewed this regularly on any TV channel. Interviews in this book cover aspects of life, inspiration, education, contribution and recognition of each scientist. Invariably, at the end, the scientists were also asked to give a message to the younger generation.”

About the Author
“Gauhar Raza is presently Chief Scientist and Head, Science Communication through Multi-Media, at CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources, New Delhi, Editor of Journal of Scientific Temper and a Fellow of Mapungubwe Institute of Strategic Reflection, South Africa, Member, Science Communication Committee, JHC, University of Lorraine, France. For the past 35 years he has worked on Public Understanding of Science.
Gurdeep Singh Sappal is presently CEO of Rajay Sabha Television. He started his career as Research Intern at CSIR but soon established himself as renowned science documentary filmmaker. He served as Officer on Special Duty with the Honourable Vice-President of India.
Dr R. Gopichandran serves as the Director of Vigyan Prasar, DST, New Delhi. A predominant focus of most of his work over the past 25 years has been communication and technical assistance for compliance aligned with national and global level commitments on environmental protection. He has also taught extensively in several centres of higher learning and has significant publications to his credit.
Dr T. V. Venkateswaran is a science writer and communicator with more than three decades of academic and field experience. He has authored more than 40 popular science books and more than 400 articles in various Indian languages.”

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Gauhar Raza, R Gopichandran, Gurdeep S Sappal, T V Venkateswaran (ED)