Celebrated IIT professor H.C. Verma retires, social media reacts

| Updated: Jul 02, 2017 12:48 IST

New Delhi [India], July 2 (ANI): H.C. Verma, the one name that survived Science students in their toughest times (read: studying Physics), has announced his retirement after a 38-year-long career. Dr. H.C. Verma, who joined IIT Kanpur as an assistant professor in 1994, took to Twitter to announce his retirement to the world. "Finally locked my IITK lab and submitted the keys to office. End of 38 years of formal teaching and research," he tweeted. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Finally locked my IITK lab and submitted the keys to Office. End of 38 years of formal teaching and research.</p>&mdash; H C Verma (@HCVermaIITK) <a href="https://twitter.com/HCVermaIITK/status/880964424537735168">July 1, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> At IIT Kanpur, he, apart from authoring books on 'Quantum Physics,' taught several courses and guided doctorate students, besides doing some commendable research in Nuclear Physics. The two-volume book "Concepts of Physics" remains to be Dr. Verma's most celebrated work till date. Soon after Dr. Verma announced his retirement, his students at the institute and the nation across, took to Twitter to show grief and gratitude, at the same time, to the physicist. One Twitter user wrote, "No One, Not Even Newton Or Einstein, could have solved all HC Verma problems in one go!" while another tweeted, "End of an era. still remember 'concept of physics'. hallmark of clarity, simplicity and enormous power #HCVerma" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">No One, Not Even Newton Or Einstein, could have solved all HC Verma problems in one go! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ConceptsOfPhysics?src=hash">#ConceptsOfPhysics</a></p>&mdash; Sarthak Ranka (@Horn_ok_pls) <a href="https://twitter.com/Horn_ok_pls/status/881147437787693058">July 1, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">End of an era. still remember &#39;concept of physics&#39;. hallmark of clarity, simplicity and enormous power <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HCVerma?src=hash">#HCVerma</a><a href="https://t.co/mmsWJ1wrOj">https://t.co/mmsWJ1wrOj</a></p>&mdash; Ashu (@Ashu_2017) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ashu_2017/status/881033529663946753">July 1, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Satish Bharadwaj, IGP PAC Central Zone Lucknow, Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science, also tweeted, "You will be remembered and missed by many. Physics could not be explained better than the way you taught." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">You will be remembered and missed by many.<br>Physics could not be explained better than the way you taught.</p>&mdash; A Satish Ganesh (@SatishBharadwaj) <a href="https://twitter.com/SatishBharadwaj/status/881080264012713984">July 1, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> (ANI)

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