Prof. Virk received his Masters in Physics from AMU, Aligarh (1963) and Doctorate in Nuclear Physics from Marie Curie University, Paris (France) in 1972. His research interests are manifold: Nuclear & Radiation Physics; Geochronology; Earthquakes & Environment; Ion Tracks & Nanotechnology; History & Philosophy of Science.
He has 45 years of Teaching & Research Experience and served at Punjabi University, Patiala (1965-79) and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (1979-2002). Professor Virk has published 390 research papers in diverse fields of his interest; 39 books (Science, Technology, Sikh Religion & Literature), including "Professor Puran Singh: Scientist, Poet & Philosopher", and 150 articles on Science Education & Science Policy in India.
He has traveled through 50 countries for his academic pursuits. Professor H.S. Virk retired from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in June 2002 after serving as Director Research and Dean Academic Affairs. Presently, he is the Professor of Eminence, Punjabi University, Patiala.