Panel Discussion on the Resurrection of Indian Science held in Bangalore
The Infosys Science Foundation along with the Mint, hosted a panel discussion on 'Resurrection: how Indian science and research can rise and shine' bringing together India’s best minds to deliberate upon solutions that have the potential to encourage the growth of science and research in the country. The discussion was moderated by Samar Halarnkar, Editor-at-large, Mint and the panelists comprised of Mr. N R Narayana Murthy, Trustee Infosys Science Foundation and Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Infosys Limited, Prof. Padmanabhan Balaram, Director Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Dr. Swami Manohar, Managing Director at LimberLink Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Educationist and Entrepreneur, Prof. Kannan Soundararajan, Professor of Mathematics and the Director of the Mathematics Research Center, Stanford University and Infosys Prize Winner 2011 for Mathematical Sciences and Dr. K VijayRaghavan, Director of the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore and Infosys Prize Winner 2009 for Life Sciences.
Astronomy on the Cusp, Public Talk delivered by Infosys Prize Physical Sciences Jury Chair Prof. S. R. Kulkarni, in Bangalore
In a lecture organized by the Infosys Science Foundation at the Infosys Bangalore Campus on 7 December,2011, Prof. Shrinivas R. Kulkarni, Infosys Prize Physical Sciences Jury Chair, summarized the state of the field of astronomy (composition of the universe, the build-up of elements since the Big Bang, strong gravity) and then remarked on the future interplay between astronomy and technology.
The Infosys Science Foundation, on the 16th of November,2011, announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2011, recognizing outstanding contributions in scientific research across five categories - Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Life Sciences and Social Sciences- Economics and Political Sciences & International Relations
Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Infosys Prize 2010 Laureate in Engineering and Computer Science, in a lecture organized by the Infosys Science Foundation at the Infosys Bangalore Campus, explored the meaning and power of lateral thinking and scientific creativity by presenting some impersonal lessons from his personal voyages in nanotechnology and nature- inspired technologies.
Infosys Prize Mathematics Jury Chair, Prof. Srinivasa Varadhan, awarded National Medal of Science by US President Barack Obama
Prof. Srinivasa Varadhan was honoured for his work in probability theory, especially his work on large deviations from expected random behaviour, which has revolutionised this field of study during the second half of the twentieth century and become a cornerstone of both pure and applied probability, said the White House in a statement.
In a lecture organized by the Infosys Science Foundation and Infosys Labs at the Infosys Mysore Campus, Prof. Klaus von Klitzing, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics (1985), discussed how the convergence of nanoelectronics, silicon semiconductors and quantum phenomena will reshape our lives and work.
Infosys Prize Laureate Amita Baviskar's book Elite and Everyman launched
Routledge recently published Elite and Everyman - The Cultural Politics of the Indian Middle Classes edited by Infosys Prize - Social Sciences - Sociology laureate , Amita Baviskar and Raka Ray. This book examines the middle classes and their influence in shaping contemporary cultural politics in India.
Pradeep Khosla, Dean of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Appointed as Infosys Prize Jury Chair
The Infosys Science Foundation today announced the appointment of Professor Pradeep Khosla, Dean of the College of Engineering, and the Philip and Marsha Dowd University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, USA, as the Jury Chair for the Infosys Prize for Engineering and Computer Science.
Infosys Prize 2010 Winners Honored by the Prime Minister of India
The Infosys Prize 2010, on the 6th of January,2011, honored six scientists for their outstanding research in five categories: Engineering and Computer Science, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences - Social Anthropology and Sociology. At the awards ceremony in Mumbai, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, presented the laureates with a 24-karat gold medallion, a citation showcasing their body of work, and a cash prize of 50 lakh.