Atul Gurtu

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Atul Gurtu
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On 17 September 2013, Atul Gurtu at TIFR, Mumbai.
Native name अतुल गुर्टु (Atul Gurtu)
Born (1946-01-16) 16 January 1946 (age 68)
Citizenship Indian
Nationality Indian
Fields High energy physics (Particle physics)
Institutions King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Alma mater Auckland House, Simla
Lawrence School Sanawar
Panjab University, Chandigarh
King Abdulaziz University
Thesis  (1971)
Known for His work in Experimental High Energy Physics
Spouse Promila Bawa (1971-2006) (her death)
Suhasini Mulay (2011 - present)
Children Ashish (1974-1991)

Atul Gurtu (born 16 January 1946) is a leading High Energy physicist in India. He joined the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, in 1971, and retired in 2011 as a senior professor, after a career spanning four decades in particle physics research.[1]

Early life[edit]

Gurtu was born in Lahore in 1946.[2] In 1947, he moved to India. He studied at Auckland House, Shimla,[not in citation given] Lawrence School Sanawar. He attended Panjab University, Chandigarh, and thereafter joined the TIFR in 1971.[3]


Gurtu is a particle physics researcher. He participated in numerous experimental projects in collaboration with CERN, Geneva, from 1969 to 2011, as part of high energy physics group at TIFR. In 2010, he led a 30-member Indian team which participated in CERN experiment of first proton run at the Large Hadron Collider, known as "mini Big Bang". He is currently working at the King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.[1][3][4]

Personal life[edit]

He married Promila Bawa in 1971. In 1974, they had their first child Ashish, who was differently abled and died in 1991. His wife died in 2006.[5][unreliable source?] In January 2011, he married National Film Award winning actress Suhasini Mulay, whom he met on Facebook.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Faces and Places:Atul Gurtu retires from the Tata Institute". CERN Courier. 6 Jun 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Shah, Kunal M Shah (11 Mar 2011). "Suhasini Mulay ties the knot at 60". The Times of India. 
  3. ^ a b Nishat Bari (10 September 2011). "Back to Beginnings: Atul Gurtu". India Today. 
  4. ^ "TIFR, part of atom experiment, celebratesV Shoba : New Delhi, Wed,". Indian Express. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Google profile

External links[edit]

Atul Gurtu on Twitter