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About Rohini Godbole | Indian Scientist

Rohini Godbole

Professor Rohini Godbole is an Indian physicist and academic. She is a professor at the centre for high energy physics, Indian institute of Science, Bangalore and has worked extensively on different aspects of particle phenomenology over the past three decades, in particular on exploring the different aspects of the standard model of particle physics and the physics beyond it.

Prof. Rohini Godbole
Rohini Godbole
Alma materIIT, Mumbai
State University of New York, Stony Brook
AwardsPadma Shri (2019), Government of India
IIT Bombay, 1974 Batch, Silver medallist
Scientific career
FieldsParticle Physics
Her work regarding hadronic structure of high energy photons outlined a variety of ways in which to study it and has had implication for the design of next generation electron-positron colliders. she is an elected fellow of all the three academies of science of India and also the Science Academy of Developing world. She has a collection of biographical essays on women scientist from India.

Education and career

She received her BSc from sir parshurambhau college, University of Pune and Msc from the Indian institute of technology, Mumbai and PHD In theoretical particle physics from the State University of New York at stony Brook. She Joined Tata institute of fundamental research, Mumbai as a visiting fellow in 1979. she was lecturer and reader at the department of physics, University of Bombay from 1982 to 1995. 
she is the author of more than 150 research papers, many of which have sum of the largest citation in the indices in her area.


She is the part of the international detector advisory group for the international liner collider in the European research lab CERAN. she is the chair of the panel for women in Science initiative of the Indian Academy of sciences.
She added lilawati's daughter's a collection of biographical essays on women scientist of India, which was published in the form of book by Indian Academy of sciences in 2008.

Research fields

She has been working in new Particle Production at Current and Future Colliders, Physics at large Hardon Collider and Next Linear collider, QCD Phenomenology: structure function of proton, photon and nucleus and Supersymmetry and Electroweak physics.


Satyendra Nath Bose medal of Indian National Science Academy in 2009.
Fellowship of National Academy of sciences, India in 2007.
Fellowship of academy of sciences of the developing world, TWAS 2009.
Devi award of The New Indian Express group, August 2015.

Books written

Theory and Phenomenology of sparticles
The girl's Guide to a Life in Science
Lilavati's Daughter's

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