The Infosys Science Foundation today announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2013 across six categories: Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering & Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences and Life Sciences. This year the prize purse was also increased to Rs. 55 Lakhs for each category. The award ceremony for the Infosys Prize 2013 will be held on February 8, 2014, in Bangalore, where Dr. Kofi Atta Annan, Seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations will felicitate the winners.
The Infosys Science Foundation Congratulates Dr. A. Ajayaghosh
Dr. Ajayaghosh, Infosys Prize 2012 Physical Sciences Laureate and CSIR Outstanding Scientist at the Chemical Science and Technology Division of the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology in Trivandrum, along with Chung-Yuan MOU of National Taiwan University, China, were announced the winners of the 2013 TWAS Prize in Chemistry. Prof. Ajayaghosh is recognized for his fundamental contribution to the understanding of the self-assembly of linear pi-systems to supramolecular architectures with diverse shape, size and properties, leading to a new class of soft functional materials.
Infosys Science Foundation Lecture With Dr. A. Ajayaghosh
On the 5th of October, 2013, Dr. A. Ajayaghosh, CSIR-Outstanding scientist at NIIST, Trivandrum, and Infosys Prize 2012 Physical Sciences Laureate, will deliver a talk to school students on Chemistry: The Fascinating World of Molecules, between 10:00 to 11:30 AM at Nalanda Auditorium, Kozhikode, Kerala.
The Infosys Science Foundation Congratulates Raghuram Rajan, the next RBI Governor
Prof. Raghuram Govind Rajan, Infosys Prize 2011 Social Sciences - Economics Laureate, and current Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India, was announced the next Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He will take over from D. Subbarao on the 4th of September.
The Infosys Science Foundation congratulates Simon Investigator Prof. Soundararajan
Prof. Kannan Soundararajan, Infosys Prize 2011 Mathematical Sciences Laureate, was one of the 13 mathematicians, theoretical physicists, and theoretical computer scientists to be selected as Simons Investigators in 2013. The Simons Investigators program provides a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term study of fundamental questions.
The Infosys Science Foundation fondly remembers Dr. Obaid Siddiqi, a well-respected member of its Nomination Council and a National Research Professor at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore. Dr. Siddiqi was a celebrated biologist, a scientist nonpareil whose pioneering work shed light on how taste and smell are detected and coded in the brain
Infosys Science Foundation congratulates Prof. Manjul Bhargava for being elected to the NAS
Prof. Manjul Bhargava, Infosys Prize 2012 Mathematical Sciences Laureate and the Brandon Fradd Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, was newly elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Infosys Science Foundation Lecture With Prof. Arunava Sen
On the 4th of April, 2013, Arunava Sen, Professor, Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi and Infosys Prize Laureate 2012 - Social Sciences – Economics, delivered a talk on his work in mechanism design, which has implications in policy making, auction design and strategic voting, at the Infosys Bangalore Campus.
Infosys Science Foundation Lecture With Prof. Nandini Sundar
On the 25th of March, 2013, Prof. Nandini Sundar, Professor of Sociology at the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, and Infosys Prize 2010 Social Sciences- Social Anthropology Laureate will deliver a talk on Insurgency, Counterinsurgency and Democracy in India, between 14:00- 15:00 PM at the University of Hyderabad.
The Infosys Science Foundation congratulates Breakthrough Prize Winner Dr. Cornelia Bargmann
Cornelia Bargmann , Infosys Prize 2012 Life Sciences Jury Member, is one of the first winners of the new Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. It is a prize that identifies and rewards outstanding achievements in the field of Life Sciences started by Sergey Brin Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner.
The Infosys Science Foundation congratulates Prof. Subra Suresh on his new post as President of CMU
Prof. Subra Suresh, past jury chair of the Infosys Prize in Engineering and Computer Science in July, steps down from his post as Director at the National Science Foundation, USA, to step up as the ninth President of the Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
Infosys Science Foundation Lecture with Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy
As a part of the conference on Advances in Quantum Theory organized by the University of Hyderabad between the 25- 28 February, 2013, Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy, Professor at the TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad and Infosys Prize 2011 Physical Sciences Laureate will deliver a talk on Matter Out Of Equilibrium between 10:00- 11:00 AM at the DST Auditorium, University of Hyderabad.