Shiraz Naval Minwalla among 7 selected for Infosys prize

The Infosys Science Foundation, on Tuesday announced the Infosys Prize-2013 with an increased prize money of Rs 55 lakh per awardee, up from Rs 50 lakh. Infosys chief N Narayana Murthy pointed out that there’s a need to increase the quantum of research in the country.

Marking the fifth anniversary of the Infosys Science Foundation, prizes were given in six categories: humanities, life sciences, social sciences, engineering and computer science, physical science and mathematical sciences.

Murthy said: “Our desire was to create role models who can attract young people into scientific research. The response we got to lecturers and interactions with people has been good.”

* Physical Sciences

Shiraz Naval Minwalla | member, School of Natural Sciences, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, and professor, department of theoretical physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Citation: Pioneering contributions to the study of string theory, quantum field theory and gravity, and for uncovering a deep connection between the equations of fluid and superfluid dynamics and Einstein’s equations of general relativity.

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