The Infosys Science Foundation announced Infosys Prize — which carries the highest purse of Rs 50 lakh each for scientific research in India — to six scientists. The PM will present the awards and gold medals to the winners in Mumbai on Jan 6.
Mathematical Sciences: Prof. Chandrashekhar Khare, University of California, LA;
Physical Sciences: Prof. Sandip Trivedi, theoretical physics department, TIFR, Mumbai; Engineering and Computer Science: Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, chemical engineering department, IIT-Kanpur;
Life Sciences: Dr Cheta E Chitnis, principal leader, Malaria Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Delhi;
Social Sciences: Prof. Amita Baviskar, Institute of Economic Growth;
Social Anthropology: Prof. Nandini Sundar, Delhi School of Economics.