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b_350_0_16777215_00_http___www.observer247.com_wp-content_uploads_2017_03_O247DL-e1495778927493.pngFor his phenomenal and remarkable contribution to the world in the field of astronomy, Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni has been awarded the coveted Dan David prize.

Teaching planetary science and astrophysics at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Kulkarni has contributed exceptionally to astrophysics. To facilitate research of the stars and planetary objects, Prof Kulkarni has helped build the super large space known as Palomar Transient Factory. The survey conducted here under the guidance of Professor Kulkarni has helped enrichment of the knowledge of scientists across the world in the domain of transient sky.

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