Harvard, MIT, Stanford, IISc scholars among winners
The winners of the Infosys Prize 2020 were awarded by the Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) at a virtual ceremony on December 2.
The winners were identified based on their contributions in six fields, including engineering and computer science, humanities, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physical sciences and social sciences. The award consists of a gold medal, citation and a prize money worth USD 1,00,000.
The awards were handed over by the professor of Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, Abel Prize winner, S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan.
“The trustees of Infosys Science Foundation dream of an India where the poorest of children have reasonable access to nutrition, education, healthcare and shelter, and have confidence in a better future. For that, we need well-thought-out and impactful ideas that are speedily executed without corruption… The Infosys Prize contributes to this mission in India by honouring the best scientists and researchers, whose work has the potential to improve our world,” said the founder of Infosys and president of ISF, Narayana Murthy.
The winners are:
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