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Rohini Godbole has been awarded the Ordre National du Mérite 2021

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Prof. Rohini Godbole (Centre for High Energy Physics) has been awarded the Ordre National du Mérite by the French government. This is among the highest civilian honours bestowed by France. She has been recognised for her outstanding contributions to scientific collaborations between France and India, and her commitment to promoting the involvement of women in science.

Her remarkable scientific achievements, in India of course but also internationally have naturally led her to be involved in strong collaboration with French CNRS within the Indo French Laboratory in Theoretical High Energy Physics (IFLTHEP).

This collaboration between IISC and CNRS has been of great success and has made Indian and French physicians from these 2 institutions working closely together.
Thanks to her outstanding communication skills she has contributed to a better understanding of physical sciences in India. Her enrolment in the defence and promotion of women in hard sciences has naturally raised attention and admiration. Books she has edited such as Lilavati’s Daughters or A Girls’ Guide to a Life in Science have also produced a positive impact in India.

Learn more about LIA/CEFIPRA collaboration : https://lapth.cnrs.fr/projects/ifthep/