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BANGALORE: The Infosys Science Foundation has announced the juries, comprising international academicians, for judging the nominations and selecting the winners of the prestigious Infosys Prize across five categories each carrying a prize of Rs. 50 lakh.
A release from Infosys, which gave the details of the juries for each category, named Nobel laureate and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University Professor Amartya Sen as the chairperson of the jury for the Social Sciences category.
The five-member juries for other categories will be headed by Professor Shrinivas Kulkarni (Physical Sciences), Professor Subra Suresh (Engineering and Computer Sciences), Professor Srinivasa Varadhan (Mathematical Sciences) and Professor Inder Verma (Life Sciences).
Reckoned to be India’s largest prize for Pure and Applied Sciences in 2009, the Infosys Prize was created in February to recognise and honour outstanding scientific achievements in the country.
The jury chair will hold the position for three years.
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