IISc prof wins Infosys Prize for Physical Sciences

IISc prof wins Infosys Prize for Physical Sciences

BENGALURU [Maha Media]: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) professor Arindam Ghosh won the prestigious Infosys Science Foundation Prize for Physical Sciences, said the not-for-profit arm of the global IT major on Wednesday.
"Ghosh has been awarded the Infosys Prize 2020 in Physical Sciences for developing atomically thin two-dimensional semiconductors to build a new generation of functional electronic, thermoelectric and optoelectronic devices," said the Foundation in a statement here.

Ghosh's creation of a new platform for light-matter interaction impacts quantum technologies and sensing in a fundamental way.

The prize consists of a gold medal, a citation and $1 lakh (Rs 74-lakh) purse.

Ghosh is among the 6 winners of the Foundation's Prizes in different sciences, mathematics and humanities in its 12th edition.

The other laureates are US-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Hari Balakrishnan in Engineering and Computer Science for his contribution to computer networking and seminal work on mobile and wireless system.

"Balakrishnan's commercial use of mobile telematics improves driver behaviour and make roads safer," said the statement.

Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology professor Rajan Sankaranarayanan in Life Sciences for his contribution to the error-free translation of the genetic code to make protein molecules, which is the most basic mechanisms in biology.

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