The 2019 ICTP Prize in honour of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was awarded to Dr. Basudeb Dasgupta, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India and Dr. Suvrat Raju, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, TIFR, Shivakote, Bengaluru, India. The 2019 ICTP Prize Ceremony will take place on 1 April 2020.
The prize recognises Professor Basudeb Dasgupta (India) for innovative theoretical contributions to neutrino and dark-matter physics, especially to the understanding of collective neutrino oscillations. Dasgupta pioneered the field of collective neutrino flavor evolution in extreme astrophysical environments, such as those in supernovae, which helped the understanding of these spectacular and phenomenologically rich events.
The prize recognises Professor Suvrat Raju (India) for new insights into the holographic description of black-hole interiors, for clarifying the nature of subtle non-local effects in quantum gravity, and for contributions to the study of the AdS/CFT correspondence.
The feature article on the 2019 ICTP Prize winners is at: https://www.ictp.it/about-ictp/media-centre/news/2019/10/ictp-prize-2019.aspx
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, born on 19 October 1910 in Lahore, Punjab, British India, is one of the most renowned and prolific Indian scientists. He worked on a great variety of subjects, making groundbreaking discoveries in different fields. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on 1983 for "theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars".
The 2019 ICTP Prize Ceremony will take place during the Spring School on Superstring Theory and Related Topics (http://indico.ictp.it/event/9031/).
All are welcome to attend. The event will be livestreamed from the ICTP website.
Light refreshments will be served after the event.
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