Open Magazine in a three-page feature puts the spotlight on four Infosys Prize laureates for 2012 (Prof. Manjul Bhargava, Prof. Satyajit Mayor, Dr. Ashish Lele and Dr. Ajayaghosh) and the potentially impactful nature of their work.
As part of its special on Achievers of 2012, the Live Mint in a profiling article stated about Prof. Manjul Bhargava, winner of the Mathematics Infosys Prize of 2012, that the year marked the summation of his efforts of several years. Earlier in 2012, the professor of mathematics at Princeton University, US, solved the elliptic curve of the algebraic number theory and plans to devote 2013 towards further generalization of the theory and focus on Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture, which is one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems in mathematics announced by the Clay Mathematics Institute in 2000.
The New Indian Express in an in-depth article profiles the seven winners, their work, interest areas and their comments on winning the Infosys Prize. Click on the below link for a look at the lives and achievements of these seven winners in the 6 categories given annually to honor outstanding achievements of contemporary researchers and scientists.
CNN IBN Special: Often in a market, buyers don't know the true value of a product, and sellers may not know how much a customer can really pay. So how does one trade in such a scenario? Dr Arunava Sen, economist and winner of Infosys Award 2012, may have some answers. He has spent years analyzing how buyers and sellers behave in auctions and other businesses where key information is often kept hidden.
The article in the Hindu stated the first Infosys Prize in Humanities was divided into two categories of History and Literary Studies chaired by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen. Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Distinguished Professor of History, and Navin and Pratima Doshi Endowed Chair in Pre-Modern Indian History in the University of California at Los Angeles was chosen for the prize in History, for developing "a new genre of "connected history," involving persons, products, and social and political processes stretching from Malacca in the East to Portugal in the West.” In the same category, the Humanities prize for outstanding work in Literary Studies was conferred on Amit Chaudhuri, Professor of contemporary literature, University of East Anglia, UK in recognition of the “intellectual reach and the quiet humanity" in his writings. The jury for this new category is chaired by.
Infosys Prize Aims To Inspire Youth For Research: Murthy
An article in the DNA, quoted NR Narayana Murthy, chairman emeritus, Infosys and trustee, Infosys Science Foundation stating 'the Infosys Prize, now in its fourth year, recognizes ground-breaking research and inspires more youth to enter the field of research. We want to create enough excitement among youth with the prospect of this prize. If we can get 10,000 of these students to come to research, that would be great," he said.
A special NDTV panel discussion was held in Bangalore on the topic of 'Does India respect Science' was moderated by Maya Sharma, Chief of Bureau at NDTV Bangalore with panelists : N R Narayana Murthy, Founder and Chairman Emeritus Infosys and Trustee Infosys Science Foundation, Prof. P Balaram, Director, IISc, Bangalore, Harsha Bhogle, Indian cricket commentator and journalist, Vasundhara Das, Singer and actress and Sonia Sen, PhD student from National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore.
The Hindu- With the government of India declaring 2012 as the Year of Mathematics, the first in the series of events planned by the Infosys Science Foundation was ‘Limit infinity — the number games’, an interschool mathematics festival organized by Infosys Science Foundation, in association with Sishu Griha Montessori and High School, at the Infosys Campus in Bangalore. The fest saw participation from 25 top schools in Bangalore and with group discussions, quizzes and a relay of problem-solving sessions, the children attempted to demystify the subject and overcome the myths associated with numbers.
In an interview with The Hindu, Prof. Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, talks about his work as Jury Chair of the Infosys Prize for Social Sciences and how "We ought to give much greater attention to the fundamental sciences."
This article in Careers 360 largely focuses on the career and research being conducted by Dr. Imran Siddiqi- Infosys Prize 2011 Life Sciences Laureate, and captures his views on the present state of Indian PhD system and the right approach that should be adopted by an aspiring biologist.
OPEN, in this article focuses the justice lecture series with Prof. Michael Sandel and his ideas on politics and Western political thought. "That's part of my goal," Prof. Sandel declares, "To bring philosophy from the abstractions of academic discussions and scholarly texts into contact with the lives we actually lead."
An article in the Indian Express (Delhi), describes what Dr. Imran Siddiqi, Laureate - Infosys Prize 2011 in Life Sciences, is working in the area of asexual reproduction in plants, which has the potential to revolutionize agriculture for poor farmers. The article quotes both Dr. Siddiqi and Dr. Inder Verma, Jury Chair of the category, detailing out the work and the significance of this research.
Private Sector Must Support Scientific Research Too
In an article in The Hindu, Mr. Narayana Murthy, Trustee of the ISF and Chairman Emeritus, Infosys, is quoted stating "Education and research institutions must spend more time in interacting with the industry". "As long as there is culpability in the corporate sector, certainly I think the corporate sector will have to answer questions".
In an article published in the journal Current Science, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Laureate - Infosys Prize 2010 in Engineering & Computer Sciences, shares his personal experiences in the field of research in nanotechnology and comments on the status of nanotechnology research in India on the world scene.
In an article in the Deccan Chronicle, the contributions to research that the Infosys Science Foundation honored when it gave away India's equivalent of the Nobel Prize to six world-leading researchers, were published. It also quoted Trustee - ISF and Infosys Chairman Emeritus, N.R. Narayana Murthy who said the prizes were part of a broader effort "to encourage higher education and research".
An article in the Deccan Chronicle announces the prize presentation of the Infosys Prize 2011 and details the work for which the awardees were recognized and rewarded for. Nobel laureate Prof. Amartya Sen and jury chair for the Social Sciences category, is quoted stating "It is important that we make young people in India feel that research is recognized and appreciated. The Infosys Prize is an attempt in this regard".
We Need To Encourage People To Do Research For Development
In a Q&A with S. Gopalakrishnan, Trustee - ISF and Co-Chairman - Infosys, in the Business Standard shared the reasons behind instituting the awards and also about technologies that are expected to steer the IT industry forward.