Infosys Science Foundation announces winners of The Infosys Prize 2013

18th November 2013 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

Infosys-Science-FoundationNew Delhi, India, November 18, 2013: The Infosys Science Foundation has announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2013 across six categories: Engineering & Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences. The winners were recognized for their outstanding achievements and contributions to scientific research.

The award ceremony for the Infosys Prize 2013 will be held on February 8, 2014, in Bangalore, where Kofi Atta Annan, Seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations will felicitate the winners.

The Infosys Science Foundation also announced an increase in the prize purse by Rs. 5 Lakhs to Rs. 55 Lakhs for each category for 2013. The prize for the Humanities category will be split equally between the two winners.

The seven winners were chosen based on significant progress showcased in their chosen spheres, as well as for the impact their research will have on the specific field. In addition to the prize purse, each category award includes a gold medallion and a citation certificate. The winners of the Infosys Prize 2013 were evaluated by a panel of jurors comprising eminent scientists and professors from around the world. The jury chairs of the six categories are: Pradeep K. Khosla, Engineering & Computer Science; Amartya Sen, Humanities; Inder Verma, Life Sciences; Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan, Mathematical Sciences; Shrinivas Kulkarni, Physical Sciences; and Kaushik Basu, Social Sciences.

N.R. Narayana Murthy, Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Infosys, and Trustee, Infosys Science Foundation said, “Science and Research are imperative pillars in any nation’s progress. By honoring outstanding researchers and celebrating their achievements, the Infosys Prize aims to inspire young minds in India to explore the sciences and increase innovative work being done in the country today.”


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