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Physical Sciences

With its origins in classical Greece, the physical sciences study the inorganic world and comprises physics, chemistry, astronomy, and earth sciences. The Infosys Prize has awarded work in astrophysics, string theory, quantum mechanics, molecular chemistry, climate science, and nanotechnology.

Laureates

Physical Sciences 2022

Nissim Kanekar

Professor, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune

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Nissim Kanekar
Physical Sciences 2021

Prof. Bedangadas Mohanty

Professor, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar, India

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Prof. Bedangadas Mohanty
Physical Sciences 2020

Prof. Arindam Ghosh

Professor, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

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Prof. Arindam Ghosh
Physical Sciences 2019

Prof. G. Mugesh

Professor, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

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Prof. G. Mugesh
Physical Sciences 2018

Prof. S.K. Satheesh

Professor, Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, and Director, Divecha Centre for Climate Change

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Prof. S.K. Satheesh
Physical Sciences 2017

Prof. Yamuna Krishnan

Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago

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Prof. Yamuna Krishnan
Physical Sciences 2016

Dr. Anil Bhardwaj

Director, Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram

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Dr. Anil Bhardwaj
Physical Sciences 2015

Prof. G. Ravindra Kumar

Senior Professor, Department of Nuclear and Atomic Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

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Prof. G. Ravindra Kumar
Physical Sciences 2014

Srivari Chandrasekhar

Chief Scientist and Head, Division of Natural Products Chemistry, CSIR‑Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India

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Srivari Chandrasekhar
Physical Sciences 2013

Prof. Shiraz Naval Minwalla

Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, IBM Einstein Fellow, and Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

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Prof. Shiraz Naval Minwalla
Physical Sciences 2012

Dr. A. Ajayaghosh

Director, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), CSIR, Trivandrum

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Dr. A. Ajayaghosh
Physical Sciences 2011

Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy

Professor of Physics, TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad

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Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy
Physical Sciences 2010

Prof. Sandip Trivedi

Professor, Theoretical Physics Department, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

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Prof. Sandip Trivedi
Physical Sciences 2009

Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan

Professor and Dean of Core Academic Programs, Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune

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Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan

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