AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXVI , No. 2, Fall 2004

Moti Lal Rustgi

Moti Lal Rustgi

Endowment Fund for SUNY Buffalo Archives

A Moti Lal Rustgi endowment fund has been established at the State University of New York at Buffalo to support the archival processing of papers of physicists at the University. Rustgi was born in Delhi, India and received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. He came to SUNY Buffalo as an Associate Professor in 1966 and was promoted to full Professor in 1968. He published more than145 articles before his death in 1992, chiefly in atomic and nuclear physics. His favorite topic was the photodisintegration of the deuteron, a subject he returned to again and again and on which he was considered an expert.

Rustgi's professional papers were donated to the University Archives in 2003, and in 2004 Professor Rustgi's sons Dr. Anil K. Rustgi and Dr. Vinod K. Rustgi established the Moti Lal Rustgi Archive Fund. Along with the processing of the papers of Rustgi and other physicists, the endowment will support a display of the Rustgi papers in conjunction with the annual Moti Lal Rustgi Memorial Symposium.

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