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Prof. V. Arunasalam’s Biographical Profile in Marquis Who’s Who in the World and Who's Who in America

ARUNASALAM, VICKRAMASINGAM (WILLIE), retired physicist; b. Mathagal, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Aug. 26, 1935; arrived in U.S., 1958, naturalized, 1973; s. Sithamparapillai and Sithamparam Vickramasingam; m. Saradamani Sivagnanasundaram, Mar. 23, 1968 (dec. Dec. 21, 1997); 1 child, Sharmila.  BS, U. Ceylon, Colombo, 1957; MS, U. Mass., 1960; PhD, MIT, 1964.  Asst. lectr. U. Ceylon, Colombo, Sri Lanka 1957-58; instr. U. Mass., Amherst, 1960; from rsch. assoc. to prin. rsch. physicist Princeton (N.J.) U., 1964-80, prin. rsch. physicist, 1980-96; vis. prof. William Paterson U., Wayne, NJ, 1997-97; adj. prof. Rider U., Lawrenceville, NJ, 1999-99; assoc. editor Physics Essays, Ottawa, Canada, 1992 -.  Contbr. 108 articles to profl. jours.  Recipient Lifetime Achievement Award, Ilankai Tamil sangam USA, 2003, Skanthavarodya Coll. Old Students Assn. of Can., 2003, Tamils Info. and Rsch. Ctr. of Toronto, 2005, World Tamil Movement of Can., 2005, Congratulatory Cert. of Greetings, Can. Govt., 2005; Authorized and honored by Rosa Parks and Morris Dees by placing his name on the “Wall of Tolerance” in Montgomery, AL., Oct. 1965; Fellow, Am. Phys. Soc., 1979. Senior Fellow, Am. Phys. Soc., 1997-; past mem. Sigma Xi, N.Y. Acad. of Scis.  Achievements include research in Plasma Physics and Controlled Thermonuc. Fusion, Quantum Theory, Quantum Electrodynamics, Cosmology, Foundations of Physics, Particle Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, and Quantum Statis. Mechanics; invited spkr. for approximately 25 one-hour talks in many US universities and internat. conferences or workshops; works cited as fundamental contributions in many physics books; appearing in many nat. and internat. biographical dictionaries. 

Here, the (special) abbreviations used by Marquis Who’s Who are:

Acad. Academy; adj. adjunct; Am. American; assoc. associate; Asst. Assistant; b. born; Can. Canada; Cert. Certificate; Coll. College; Contbr. Contributor; Ctr. Center; dec.deceased; Dec. December; Govt. Government; Info. Information; Internat. International; instr. instructor; jours. journals; mem. member; Phys. Physical; prof. professor; profl. professional; rsch. research; s. son; Scis. Sciences; Soc. Society; spkr. speaker; Statis. Statistical; Thermonuc. Thermonuclear; U. University.  

Prof. Arunasalam receiving an award in Ontario, Canada earlier this year.