The Infosys Science Foundation announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2010 on October 25, 2010, at a press conference at the Infosys Bangalore campus. The Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to scientific research, which in turn contribute to the growth and development of the country.
Engineering And Computer Science Jury Chair To Be Director Of NSF
Professor Subra Suresh, Dean of the School of Engineering and Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering at MIT, also Engineering and Computer Sciences Jury Chair for the Infosys Prize of 2009 and 2010, has been confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate to be the next director of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) for a six-year term. The Infosys Science Foundation is proud of its association with Professor Subra Suresh and wishes him the best for his new role.
International Congress Of Mathematicians (ICM) 2010
The Infosys Science Foundation was part of International Congress of Mathematicians 2010, the largest congress in the mathematics community, held this year in Hyderabad between the 19-27 August, 2010. The congress is organized once every four years under the auspices of the International Mathematical Union (IMU). Abel Prize winner, Prof. Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan who is also Jury Chair for the Infosys Prize for Mathematical Sciences, hosted a tea session on behalf of the Foundation. Participation was seen from the speakers and participants of International Congress of Mathematicians 2010 and eminent personalities from the field of mathematical sciences.
Infosys Science Foundation Announces Its 2010 Winners
CNN IBN in a news segment focused on all the winners of the Infosys Prize 2010. In an interview with Mr. Narayana Murthy, Trustee, Infosys Science Foundation, he talks about the Prize and the importance of science for the development of a nation.
Scientific Rewards - The Infosys Prize Will Promote World-Class Science Research
"We wanted to motivate young people to take up science as a career," said N.R. Narayana Murthy, Trustee, Infosys Science Foundation, in an article published in the Business World. This article focuses on the need for awards like the Infosys Prize, akin to the Nobel, to inspire the youth of today to increase awareness and interest in the fields of research and the importance of such awards for existing young researchers to realize their current efforts are not in vain.
An article in The Tribune covers a story on Professor Chandrashekhar Khare, originally from Mumbai, currently with the Math department of UCLA (USA) who will be honored for his fundamental contribution to Number theory, particularly his solution to the Serre conjecture.
In an interview with The Times of India, Mr. Narayana Murthy and Kris Gopalakrishnan, Trustees, Infosys Science Foundation, Mr. Murthy spoke on the goals of ISF and the challenges of pursuing research as a career in India and Kris added that the idea is to make sure that the Infosys Prize creates the requisite encouragement, and inspiration and hopes that some of them become Nobel laureates in the future.
An article in The Economic Times congratulates the winners of the Infosys Prize in the fields of mathematical sciences, physical sciences, engineering and computer science, life sciences and social sciences, who won a purse of Rs.5 million each for their outstanding contribution to their respective fields.
An article in The Hindu quotes Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Trustee, Infosys Science Foundation reading "Research is the key to sustaining India's growth" and the Infosys Prize is one such endeavor to ensure the researchers are receiving their due in return for their efforts in the various fields of scientific research. This article focuses on the citations from the esteemed jury chairs in each of the 5 science categories.
Foundation president K. Dinesh says, "Science is not about serendipity, but akin to business, in that it takes planning, learning and execution". The winners of the Infosys Prize 2010 have done just that and even more. An article in Mint highlights their details as announced in a press conference in Bangalore.
Is India's Scientific Research In Step With Economic Progress?
In a panel discussion on 'Securing India's Scientific Future' moderated by Business Today, Mr. Murthy was joined by Dr. P. Anandan, Managing Director, Microsoft Research India; Professor P. Balaram, Director, Indian Institute of Science; Dr. Shiraz Minwalla, string theorist and Assistant Professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR); and Professor R.S. Deshpande, Director, Institute for Social and Economic Change.