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Monk, ex-army man to receive Infosys Prize ’15

Associate professor of mathematics at the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Howrah, Mahan Maharaj is the monk among the awardees.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Published: November 17, 2015 1:30:52 am

A monk and a former military officer are among the six winners of the seventh edition of the Infosys Science Foundation’s Infosys Prize 2015.

Associate professor of mathematics at the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Howrah, Mahan Maharaj is the monk among the awardees and senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, Srinath Raghavan is the ex army officer among the winners.

We have a monk and an ex military officer… among the winners,’’ Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy said at the announcement of the awards.

Maharaj has been awarded in the area of Mathematics and Srinath Raghavan for of social sciences.

The other winners are Umesh Waghmare from theoretical science unit at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research ( engineering and computer science); Jonardon Ganeri, visiting professor of philosophy at the New York University and King’s College London (Humanities); Amit Sharma from the structural and computational biology group at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi (life sciences) and G Ravindra Kumar, from the department of nuclear and atomic physics at the TIFR, Mumbai (physical sciences).

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