Jitendra Nath Goswami

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Dr. Jitendra Nath Goswami
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Native name ডঃ জিতেন্দ্ৰনাথ গোস্বামী
Born (1950-11-18) 18 November 1950 (age 67)[1]
Jorhat, Assam, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Gauhati University
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Gujarat University
Known for Chandrayaan-1
Awards NASA's Public Service Group Achievement Award (1986)
Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award (1994)
Kamal Kumari National Award (2003)
Asom Ratna (2015)
Padma Shri (2017)
Scientific career
Fields Astrophysics
Institutions Physical Research Laboratory
Indian Space Research Organization

Dr. Jitendranath Goswami (born 18 November 1950) is an Indian scientist from Assam. He was the Chief Scientist of Chandrayaan-1,[2] and also was developer of this project.[3] He served as a director of Physical Research Laboratory situated at Ahmadabad, Gujarat. He was also associated with Chandrayaan-2 and Mangalyaan. This prominent Assamese Scientist was born in Jorhat, the knowledge city of Assam.


Dr. Goswami started schooling at Jorhat. In 1965, he got 6th position in higher secondary examination conducted by AHSEC from Then he joined prestigious Cotton College to study Physics.[4] He got MSc Degree from Gauhati University and joined Tata Institute of Fundamental Research for PhD.[3][4] In this time period he also work as a post graduate research scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.[3] In 1978, he got PhD degree from Gujarat University.


After PhD, he worked as a research scientist in many prestigious institutes, like UC Berkeley, Washington University, Lunar and Planetary Institute and Max Planck Institute. His main subject of research is study of Solar System and Astrophysics. He and his associate scientists have proven that the main resource of energy of Solar System at the time of its origin was 26Al nuclide in its half life. He has also worked on Cosmic Rays, Tectonic Plates and concluded many theories.[3] From Physical Research Laboratory, he was served as Scientist of exploration projects of ISRO at its preliminary state. He was associate scientist of Cosmic Ray experiment and chief scientist of Lunar Samples at spacecraft Spacelab-3.[5]


He was elected as president of Astronomical Society of India in 2007. He is a member of The World Academy of Science, Indian Academy of Sciences, European Association of Geochemistry and many other national and international association of Astronomy.


  1. ^ "JN Goswami Profile". Indian Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Chandrayaan Team". Zee News. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Indian Fellow". Indian National Science Academy. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Dr. Jitendra Nath Goswami". Zoom Info. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Principal Scientist of Chandrayaan-1". north east india.com. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "News publishepubliAmar Asom newspaper". 27 May 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Dr Jiten Goswami awarded Asom Ratna". Assam Tribune. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  8. ^ http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=157675

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