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Old 26/01/2011, 08:27 PM
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Okee dokee.

No idea how good your German is but I give it a shot.

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Some more info, after attending primary and secondary schools in India and Luxembourg, he completed high school studies at the Lycée Classique Diekirch (Lux) . In parallel he went through a course in music at the Conservatoire of the City of Luxembourg, specializing in the piano.
He obtained his degree of "Diplomphysiker" at Aachen University (GER) with specialization in Experimental Particle Physics and Astrophysics. He complemented this by working at the Swiss Institute for Nuclear Research (SIN) at the CERN in Geneva and at the Research Center in Jülich (GER).

Sidenote, his grand-father was a library scientist (Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan, the "father of library science" in India who gained world fame for his "Five Laws of Library Science" - just in case anyone has ever heard of that guy), his father is a physicist/engineer and his twin-bro is a physicist as well.

R.Y. commenced his professional career in journalism in 1983, initially working with various publishing houses, later leading on to activities in radio and tv. During a sojourn in India in 1985 he conducted seminars and coferences at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and other institutions.
Since 1987 he has been active as Science Editor at WDR-Germany tv. He presented and produced innumerable programmes. Between 1995 and 2001 he was Acting Chief and between 2001 to 2005 the Chief of the Science TV program group at WDR. After a sabbatical in 2005 - 2006 he founded his own company and works as an independent author and moderator and presents several tv programs. He is author/co-author of several newspapers and magazines columns and articles in learned periodicals. He has also published many books. His other regular activities include leading group discussions, in additions to holding lectures in Germany and other countries in various parts of the world. He is engaged in many national and international projects and is member of boards and committees of institutions in the fields of Innovation, Education and Knowledge Propagation. Since years he has been supporting a project for relief of victims of land mines in Kampuchea in cooperation with Misereor and was active in providing and organizing help to Tsunami victims in India. He is a founder member of the Children's and Youth Foundation of Hennef. His hobbies center on his family , music and astronomy (has his own observatory MPC-Code B43).

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