“Particle Physics At The Crossroads”By vijaysree venkatraman | March 30th, 2012 | Category: Interviews, Nature India |
Prof. Rohini Godbole, particle physicist, is a researcher at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. In a parallel universe, she would have been a Bank of Maharasthra employee: she was offered a job after she topped Pune University in B.Sc., Physics. “The salary was almost as much as my father’s at that time,” she recalls. A scholarly life, she decided, would suit her better. Today, she is part of a select group of scientists who will decide the design of the next-generation particle accelerator based on the outcome of experiments being run on CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC).