Jitendra Nath Goswami - the Principal Scientist of Chandrayaan-1
Prof Goswami obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Physics from the Gauhati University, Assam, before joining the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, for his PhD work. His PhD work dealt with studies of cosmic ray records in lunar sample and meteorites. He was a co-investigator of the Indian cosmic ray experiment conducted on-board Space Shuttle Spacelab-3, and is a Principal Investigator of Lunar samples.
Prof Goswami has more than a hundred and fifty publications and a dozen invited review articles in peer reviewed journals. He has received various awards and honors that include INSA Young Scientist award, Young Associate of Indian Academy of Sciences, the NASA group achievement award and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in earth and planetary sciences. He is an elected fellow of several international forums that include Meteoritical Society, Geochemical Society of USA, European Association of Geochemistry and International Astronautical Academy. He has been elected an honorary fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2008.