The Infosys Prize 2014 Winners To Be Felicitated in January
The winners of the Infosys Prize 2014 – across Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, and Life Sciences – will be felicitated by Prof. Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, at an awards ceremony on January 5, 2015, in Kolkata.
The Infosys Science Foundation today announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2014 across six categories: Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, and Life Sciences. The award ceremony will be held on January 5, 2015, in Kolkata, where Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, Thirteenth President of India, will felicitate the winners.
Infosys Prize 2014 winners to be announced on November 13, 2014
Trustees of the Infosys Science Foundation will announce the winners of the Infosys Prize 2014 on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at a press conference in Bangalore. Now in its sixth year, the Infosys Prize will recognize and honor high-caliber researchers for impactful contributions to engineering and computer science, humanities, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences.
The Infosys Science Foundation Series with Springer
The Infosys Science Foundation Series is a collaborative effort between the Infosys Science Foundation and Springer to publish high quality content. All content published in the Series is written, edited, or vetted by the laureates or jury members of the Infosys Prize. This umbrella series publishes content across academic domains, including, but not limited to, Applied Sciences, Engineering, Pure Sciences, and Mathematics.
Indus Civilization: New Perspectives – Prof. Nayanjot Lahiri
Prof. Nayanjot Lahiri, Department of History, University of Delhi and Infosys Prize 2013 Humanities – Archaeology laureate, delivers a lecture at the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras. Her lecture focuses on the Indus civilization and how it has visibly changed since the time it was discovered in 1924. She also simultaneously draws attention to modern historical conditions that influenced the process of the discovery of this ancient civilization.
Infosys Science Foundation lecture by Prof. Amit Chaudhuri
Amit Chaudhuri, Professor of Contemporary Literature, University of East Anglia, UK, novelist, musician, and recipient of Infosys Prize 2012 Humanities – Literary Studies, will deliver a lecture in Kolkata on September 9, 2014, at the Jadavpur University on 'The Origins of Dislike: A Genealogy of Writerly Discontent'.
The International Mathematical Union, in partnership with Infosys, today awarded the Leelavati Prize 2014 to journalist and mathematics evangelist Adrián Paenza at the closing ceremony of the International Congress of Mathematics (ICM), held in Seoul, Korea.
Infosys Science Foundation congratulates Prof. Manjul Bhargava on winning the Fields Medal
Princeton University mathematician and Infosys Prize 2012 mathematics laureate Manjul Bhargava was awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, one of the most prestigious awards in mathematics, in recognition of his work in the geometry of numbers. The International Mathematical Union (IMU) presents the medal once every four years to researchers under the age of 40, based on the influence of their existing work and their promise of future achievement.
Infosys Science Foundation Lecture By Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao
V. Ramgopal Rao, Institute Chair Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT - Bombay and Infosys Prize 2013 - Engineering Laureate, will deliver lectures in Bangalore and Hyderabad on August 14 and 20, 2014, at the Infosys Bangalore Campus, International Institute of Information Technology - Bangalore (IIIT-B) and Indian Institute of Technology - Hyderabad (IIT-H) on ‘Nanotechnology and Product Development: Opportunities & Challenges’.
Infosys Science Foundation to Organize ‘Gnanadeepa’, a Training Program for Teachers from Rural Karnataka
The Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) will organize ‘Gnanadeepa’, a workshop for middle school mathematics and science teachers from rural Karnataka, at the Infosys campus in Mysore from August 2 to August 12, 2014.
Infosys Science Foundation Lecture by Prof. Nayanjot Lahiri
Nayanjot Lahiri, Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi, and Infosys Prize Humanities –Archaeology Laureate 2013, will deliver lectures in Chennai on July 30 and 31, 2014, at the Madras Institute of Development Studies on ‘Ashoka in Ancient India: Archaeology and Biography’ and at the Indian Institute Of Technology, Madras, on ‘Indus Civilization: New Perspectives’.
Infosys Science Foundation lecture by Professor Ashutosh Sharma
Ashutosh Sharma, Institute Chair, Professor and Principal Investigator – Center of Nanosciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and Infosys Prize Engineering Laureate 2010, will deliver a lecture in Jaipur on July 21, 2014, at the University of Rajasthan, on ‘Delights of Scientific Inquiry: Personal Lessons from Translational Nanosciences’.
Infosys Science Foundation Lecture by Prof. A.R. Vasavi
Professor A.R. Vasavi, Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, and Infosys Prize Social Sciences Laureate 2013, will deliver a lecture on July 11, 2014, at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, on the ‘Government Brahmin: Caste, the Educated Unemployed, and the Reproduction of Inequalities’.
Infosys Science Foundation Lecture Series with Professor Thanu Padmanabhan
Thanu Padmanabhan, Professor and Dean of Core Academic Programs, Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, and Infosys Prize Laureate 2009 in Physical Sciences, will deliver public talks on Cosmic History and Mysteries. The talks will be held between July 7 – 9, 2014, in Bangalore and Thiruvananthapuram at three venues – Infosys Bangalore campus, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and the Residency Tower, Thiruvananthapuram.
The Infosys Science Foundation Congratulates Breakthrough Prize Winners – Professors Maxim Kontsevich and Richard Taylor
Maxim Kontsevich and Richard Taylor, Infosys Prize Mathematical Sciences Jury Members, are the winners of the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. The Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics was launched by Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner at the Breakthrough Prize ceremony last December. It aims to recognize major advances in the field, honor the world’s best mathematicians, support their future endeavors, and communicate the excitement of mathematics to the general public.
The laureates will be presented with their trophies and US$3 million each at the Breakthrough Prize ceremony in November.
Infosys Science Foundation Congratulates Prof. K. VijayRaghavan For Being Elected To The NAS
Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, Infosys Prize 2009 Life Sciences laureate, Distinguished Professor at the National Centre for Biological Sciences and also the current Secretary of the Department of Biotechnology – Government of India, has been elected a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences.
The Infosys Science Foundation congratulates Professors Shrinivas Kulkarni and Srinivasa Varadhan
The Government has instituted 25 Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowships, under which eminent scientists anywhere abroad are invited to work in India for 12 months over a three year-period. 2 among the 5 selected by the Government are the Infosys Prize jury chairs and Fellows of the Royal Society, Prof Srinivas Kulkarni, a distinguished astronomer at Caltech, and Prof. Srinivasa Varadhan, Abel Prize winner and distinguished mathematical scientist at New York University.
The Infosys Science Foundation invites nominations for the Infosys Prize 2014 in the six categories of Engineering (All Branches) and Computer Science, Humanities (Archaeology, History, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Literary Studies and Philosophy), Life Sciences (Biology, Biotechnology, Medicine and Agriculture), Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics and Statistics), Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Earth Science) and Social Sciences (Economics).
Dr. Mashelkar is a National Research Professor, President of Global Research Alliance and Juror on the Engineering and Computer Science panel for the Infosys Prize. He was one of the two people chosen to be conferred this year's Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honor.
Mr. Kofi A. Annan to felicitate Infosys Prize 2013 laureates
The Infosys Science Foundation, on February 8, 2014, will honor the winners of the Infosys Prize 2013 for their outstanding achievements and contributions to science and humanities. Mr. Kofi A. Annan, Seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations will felicitate the seven laureates across six categories: Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences, at a ceremony in Bangalore.
Infosys Science Foundation lecture with Dr. A. Ajayaghosh
On the 11th of January, 2014, Dr. A. Ajayaghosh, CSIR-Outstanding scientist at NIIST, Trivandrum, and Infosys Prize 2012 Physical Sciences laureate, delivered a talk to over 300 school students on ‘The Fascinating World of Science,’ at Brook International School, organized by the Infosys Science Foundation in association with Red Cross, Kunnathoor, Kerala.