Kaushik Basu

Prof. Spenta Wadia

Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Founding Director, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences of TIFR, India

Professor Wadia is a theoretical physicist with significant contributions to high energy physics, string theory and quantum field theory. He has been awarded the Steven Weinberg Prize of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 1995, the TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) Physics Prize, 2004, the J.C. Bose Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, 2006, the Distinguished Alumnus Xavier's College, Bombay University, 2009. He is a Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India, elected 1992, Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, Delhi, India, elected 1997, Fellow, TWAS, Trieste, Italy, elected 2006.