Philanthropy in the Indian American Community Giving Back to India and America

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By Inder Singh

Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics

Dr. Mani Bhaumik, an Indian American physicist and philanthropist, donated $11 million for the establishment of the Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics. The gift is considered the largest in the history of department of physics and astronomy, as per UCLA announcement on June 21, 2016. “I thank Mani Bhaumik for his philanthropic leadership and for believing in UCLA,” said UCLA chancellor Gene Block in a statement. The new institute will host visiting scholars, organize seminars and conferences for the academic community, and begin a public outreach program to teach the community about scientific advances made by UCLA physicists. With previous donations to UCLA, Bhaumik established the Mani L. Bhaumik Presidential Chair in Theoretical Physics.

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