Abhay Vasant Ashtekar, PhD

Title: Director; Eberly Professor of Physics

Company: Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, The Pennsylvania State University

Location: State College, PA United States


  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Fellow, International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (2016)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2008)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Scholar Prize, American Chapter of Indian Association of Physics (2007)
  • Recipient, Senior Forschungspreis, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2004)
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (1997)
  • Foreign Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, India (1997)
  • Honorary Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (1996)
  • Senior Visiting Fellow, British Science and Engineering Research Council (1991)
  • Recipient, William Wasserstrom Prize for Graduate Teaching, Syracuse University (1992)
  • Recipient, Chancellor’s Citation for Academic Excellence, Syracuse University (1987)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (1981-1985)
  • Recipient, First Gravity Prize, Gravity Research Foundation (1977)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who’s Who (1998-1999)


  • Doctor Rerum Naturalium Honoris Causa, Université de la Méditerranée
  • Doctor Rerum Naturalium Honoris Causa, Friedrich-Schiller Universitaet
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, The University of Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Mumbai, with Honors

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