Infosys Science Foundation Announces Winners Of The Infosys Prize 2015
The Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) today announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2015 across six categories: Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences. This year’s winners are an eclectic mix of people – an ex-army officer, a monk and a philosopher among others, whose work spans fields as diverse as analytical Indian Philosophy, the atomic structure of the killer malaria parasite and India’s foreign and security policies.
The ISF photography contest is now closed. Thank you all so much for the overwhelming response. We have received great entries from around the world. The outpouring of talent has been heartening. Your fearless embrace of your creativity is an inspiration and the results have been magical. We will be announcing the winners soon. We don’t envy our judges their task with so many beautiful photographs to choose from. An illustrious panel of judges has taken time out to review the submissions and select the winners.
Public Lectures As Part Of Strings 2015, Jointly Organized With The Infosys Science Foundation
As a part of the International Conference on String Theory, in association with the Infosys Science Foundation, a Public Outreach Event is scheduled on 27 June, 2015, at Christ University, Bengaluru. The morning interactive session with students will include talks by Nima Arkani-Hamed, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and Ashoke Sen, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, at 11AM followed by public lectures at 2:30 PM by Nathan Seiberg, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Andrew Strominger, Harvard University, USA, and Cumrun Vafa, Harvard University, USA.
Infosys Science Foundation Will Organize ‘Celebrating The Sciences' In Kerala, On June 26, 2015
The ISF will host an event, Celebrating the Sciences, to applaud world class research in India and Kerala, on Friday, June 26, 2015, at Thiruvananthapuram. The Honorable Governor of Kerala, Shri. Justice P. Sathasivam, will be Chief Guest at the function. This will be an interactive session with two of the Infosys Prize laureates from Kerala: Prof. Shamnad Basheer, Founder and Managing Trustee, IDIA, and Founder, SpicyIP, and Dr. Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh, Director, CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram. They will talk about their winning research and emerging opportunities globally and take questions from the audience.
Lecture With Prof. Madhu Sudan – Probabilistically Checkable Proofs
Prof. Madhu Sudan, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research New England, and Adjunct Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT, Cambridge, and Infosys Prize 2014 Mathematical Sciences Laureate, will be delivering a lecture on ‘Probabilistically Checkable Proofs’ on Thursday, June 11, 2015, from 16:00 to 17:00, at the Lecture Theatre (AG-66), Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai.
Lecture With Prof. Madhu Sudan – Reliable Meaningful Communication
Prof. Madhu Sudan, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research New England, and Adjunct Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT, Cambridge, and Infosys Prize 2014 Mathematical Sciences Laureate, will be delivering a lecture on ‘Reliable Meaningful Communication’ on Monday, June 8, 2015, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the FC Kohli Auditorium, Computer Science and Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB).
The Infosys Science Foundation Congratulates Esther Duflo For Being Conferred With The Princess Of Asturias Award For Social Sciences
Prof. Esther Duflo, Infosys Prize 2014 Social Sciences winner, and Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, Department of Economics, MIT, and Founder and Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Cambridge, USA, was recently announced the winner of the Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. Each of the Princess of Asturias Awards comprises a Joan Miró sculpture –representing and symbolizing the Awards, a cash prize of 50,000 euros, a diploma and an insignia. The awards will be presented in the autumn in Oviedo at a grand ceremony chaired by TM The King and Queen of Spain.
Infosys Science Foundation Congratulates Professors Taylor, Agrawal, Kontsevich, Mayor And Mehlhorn For Being Elected To The NAS
The National Academy of Sciences, USA, recently announced its newly elected members and foreign associates of whom Infosys Prize associates, Richard Taylor, Robert and Luisa Fernholz Professor, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J., was elected as an NAS member and as foreign associates Manindra Agrawal, N. Rama Rao Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, Maxim Kontsevich, Professor of Mathematics, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, France, Satyajit Mayor, Director, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India, and Kurt Mehlhorn, Director, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany.
Infosys Science Foundation Lecture By Dr. Inder Verma
Dr. Inder Verma, one of the world's leading authorities on the development of viruses for gene therapy, delivered a lecture on on Cancer Stem Cells: Plasticity vs. Hierarchy on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore.
The Infosys Science Foundation invites nominations for the Infosys Prize 2015 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 (Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology).
Infosys Prize Celebrates The Best In Research Across Sciences And Humanities
The Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) honors six of the finest scientists and researchers for their stellar contributions to science and research. The chief guest – Nobel laureate and Thomas W. Lamont University Professor at Harvard University, Prof. Amartya Sen, felicitated the winners across six prize categories including Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.
Lectures With Turing Laureate – Prof. Silvio Micali
Prof. Silvio Micali, Turing Laureate and Ford Professor of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, will be delivering two lectures in Bangalore – on ‘The Quest for Resilient Mechanism Design’ on January 6, 2015, at the Indian Institute of Science and on ‘Proof, Secrets, and Computation’ on January 7, 2015, at the Infosys Bangalore Campus.