Nation Current Affairs 08 Nov 2019 Bengaluru’s No ...

Bengaluru’s Nobel for top brains

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 8, 2019, 2:00 am IST
Updated Nov 8, 2019, 2:00 am IST
Awards carry a real gold medal, a citation and a prize purse of USD 100,000.
CEO and MD of Infosys Salil Parekh with Co-Founder Infosys and Trustee Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-Founder Infosys and Non Executive Chairman of Board Nandan Nilekeni, Co-Founder Infosys and President - Board trustee S D Shibulal, Founder Infosys N R Narayana Murthy, Co-Founder Infosys and Trustee K Dinesh and Former Director Infosys and Trustee Srinath Batni during the announcement of Infosys Prize 2019 at Infosys Campus , in Bengaluru on Thursday (Photo: R Samuel)
 CEO and MD of Infosys Salil Parekh with Co-Founder Infosys and Trustee Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-Founder Infosys and Non Executive Chairman of Board Nandan Nilekeni, Co-Founder Infosys and President - Board trustee S D Shibulal, Founder Infosys N R Narayana Murthy, Co-Founder Infosys and Trustee K Dinesh and Former Director Infosys and Trustee Srinath Batni during the announcement of Infosys Prize 2019 at Infosys Campus , in Bengaluru on Thursday (Photo: R Samuel)

Bengaluru: A professor of the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru is among the six winners of the  Infosys Prize 2019 presented by the Infosys Science Foundation (ISF)  in the areas of Engineering and Computer Sciences, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences. Prof. G. Mugesh, of the IISc's Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry,  has won the award  in the Physical Sciences category.

The awards carry a real gold medal, a citation and a prize purse of USD 100,000 (or its equivalent in rupees) this year and  will be presented on January 7 in the presence of  Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, who will be the guest of honour on the occasion. The winners for 2019 were picked from among 196 contenders.

 

As the foundation announced the awards, Infosys founder, Narayana Murthy noted that many Indian scientists and mathematicians did earth-shaking work during the golden period of science and mathematics in India from 100 AD to 1400 AD and said the country’s youth today must be educated to think independently to  use research and its applications to find scientific and technological solutions to India’s problems.

Mr  S. D. Shibulal, co-founder, Infosys Limited and president of the Infosys Science Foundation, said the Infosys Prize continued to recognise exemplary work in scientific research. “Many Infosys Prize laureates have gone on to contribute significantly in key areas like healthcare, genetics, climate science, astronomy and poverty alleviation. We hope their work catalyses social development,” he added.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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