Professor of Astrophysics
Interests: Big Bang, Cosmology, Iaad Age: 80
Professor Jayant Vishnu Narlikar is an Indian astrophysicist. Narlikar is a defender of the steady state cosmology. His work on conformal gravity theory with Sir Fred Hoyle, called Hoyle-Narlikar theory, demonstrated a synthesis can be achieved between Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and Mach's principle. India's second highest civilian honour, Padma Vibhushan, was awarded to him for his work. Prof. Narlikar is the founder director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) at Pune, India.