Congratulation to Ashoke Sen !!


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Indians must be proud of string theorist Ashoke Sen for being among the 9 winners of the first Yuri Milner Fundamental Physics Prize. Yuri Milner, a Russian internet investor, has announced the prize money to be $3 million, which beats the Nobel prize ($1.2 million). Apart from Sen, other winners are

Andrei Linde (Stanford),  Alexei Kitaev (Caltech), Maxim Kontsevich (IHES),  Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS, Princeton),  Juan Maldacena (IAS, Princeton), Nathan Seiberg (IAS, Princeton), Edward Witten (IAS, Princeton), Alan Guth (MIT).

PS. If I am not wrong, Sen is the youngest FRS from India.

Sources:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/science/9-scientists-win-yuri-milners-fundamental-physics-prize.html

http://www.fundamentalphysicsprize.org/laureates.html

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