Infosys Science Foundation recognizes Winners of Infosys Prize 2018

JNU Professor and Dean; Kavita Singh awarded Infosys Prize 2018 for Humanities

The Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) today honored the winners of the Infosys Prize 2018 at an awards ceremony in Bengaluru while also celebrating its 10th year milestone. The Infosys Prize is given to individuals who have made significant contributions across six fields, namely Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences. The winners were felicitated by the Chief Guest, Prof. Manjul Bhargava, Fields Medalist and R. Brandon Fradd Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University with a pure gold medal, a citation and a prize purse of USD 100,000.

The event was attended by eminent scientists and academicians from India and abroad, business leaders, young researchers and students. Trustees of the Infosys Science Foundation, Mr. K. Dinesh, President of the Board of Trustees, N. R. Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, T. V. Mohandas Pai, S. Gopalakrishnan, S. D. Shibulal and Srinath Batni, were also present at the event

“The past decade has seen some incredible innovations in the field of scientific research. Collaborative research has been a watchword in the space as individuals from across geographies have come together to ideate and resolve some of the most pressing global issues and contribute to academic progress. All the winners today have made great strides in their respective fields and we, at the Infosys Science Foundation, are extremely proud to bring their achievements to the public stage. We hope they continue to inspire future generations,” said K. Dinesh, President of the Infosys Science Foundation.

“The Infosys Prize serves as an inspiration and source of encouragement for young scientists and researchers to expand the purview of scientific research, both in India and globally. I congratulate the winners of the Infosys Prize 2018 for their contribution to science and research, and for the well-deserved recognition they are receiving,” stated Prof. Manjul Bhargava, R. Brandon Fradd Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, the First Distinguished Chair for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York, and Infosys Prize (Mathematics) 2012 winner.

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