Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan singh today gave away
the Shati Swarup Bhatnagar Awards for the Year 2007 and 2008 at a function
Delhi. The list of the awardees is as follows:
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for the year 2007
Srinivasan of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore who has made outstanding
contributions in the area of computational genomics, protein structure
analysis, modeling and computational studies on proteins that are involved in
cellular signal transduction pathways. His studies at the whole genome
level have helped to identify remotely similar proteins sharing structural and
Singh Bhalla of the National Centre for Biological Sciences (TIFR), Bangalore who has made outstanding
contributions in computational and experimental approaches to understanding
neuronal and Synaptic signaling in memory and in coding of olfactory
Chemical Sciences :
Chandra of the
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur who has made
pioneering contributions to microscopic theories and simulations of liquids,
interface and clusters, leading to definitive predictions borne out by
Dr A Ajayaghosh of the National Institute for
Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
for his significant contributions in supramolecular
assemblies and light induced sensor systems.
Earth Sciences :
Dr Anil Bhardwaj of the Vikram Sarabhai
Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram for his fundamental
contributions and creative ideas to elucidate X-Ray emissions from planetary
bodies including auroras and advancing its subsequent enrichment and futuristic
potential by attracting international collaboration.
Govindarajan of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific
Research, Bangalore has made original contributions to the understanding of
instabilities in shear and non-parallel flows, flow entrainment, turbulent
transition and small-scale hydraulic jumps.
Srinivasa Murty of the Indian Institute of
Technology Madras, Chennai Murty
has made original contributions in synthesizing nano
materials by mechanical alloying and in the synthesis and nanocrystallization of bulk metallic glasses.
Dr B V Rajarama Bhat of the Indian Statistical Institute,
Bangalore has made outstanding contributions
to quantum stochastic calculus, minimal dilations of quantum dynamical semi
groups, theory of product systems and E◦ – semi groups.
Narasimhan Rangarajan of the Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore for his outstanding contributions towards understanding gene
expression changes induced by neurotropic viruses as
well as DNA vaccine development.
Physical Sciences :
Gupta of the
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Pune for his
novel observations of pulsars leading to new interpretation of these enigmatic
objects. He has made a vital contribution to the highly complex digital
correlation system of Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope
(GMRT) near Pune.
Majumdar of the Harish-Chandra Research Insitute, Kolkata for
outstanding contributions in the area of strongly correlated systems in the presence
of disorder, leading to definitive understanding of metal- insulator
transition, nanoscale texture formation and colossal
response driven by external fields.
Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for
the year 2008
Pal Singh Raghava of the Institute of Micobial
Technology (CSIR), Chandigarh contributed significantly in the
field of bioinformatics, particularly in the searching of potential drug and
Dr L S Shashidhara of the Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CSIR),
Hyderabad has made outstanding contributions
to the understanding of appendage development in animals. His studies on the
underlying molecular pathways have important implications in deciphering growth
control and cancer.
Chemical Sciences :
Thalappil of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai made significant contributions
to the area of molecular and nanoscale materials,
with special focus on metal nanoparticles.
Narasimha Moorthy of the Indian Institute of Technology,
Kanpur made significant contributions in
physical organic chemistry towards understanding the photoreactivity
and organization of organic molecules.
Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean
and Planetary Sciences:
Dr P N Vinayachandran of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for
to the physical oceanography of the Indian Ocean and its role in air-sea interaction
and biological processes.
Kumar Mallik of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi has made seminal contributions to
the performance analysis of multiple-input multi-output systems, characterization
of fading channel statistics, and error analysis under correlated fading conditions.
Radhakrishnan of the Tata Institute of
Fundamental Research, Mumbai for fundamental contributions to the theory of
lower bounds in general, and to quantum information theory and communication
complexity in particular.
Goswami of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Dr Ravinder
Goswami is recognized for his significant contributions
in the field of clinical endocrinology with particular reference to hypocalcaemic
disorders. His research work has documented the prevalence, significance and
causes of vitamin D deficiency in apparently healthy individuals for the first
time in India. His work on sporadic idiopathic hypoparathyroidism has provided valuable information on the
etiopathogenesis and clinical feature of this disorder
as seen in our country.
Srianand of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and
Astrophysics, Pune who made outstanding contributions
in obtaining information on redshift evolution on the
cosmic microwave background radiation and establishing bounds on the variation
of fundamental constants using the absorption line spectra of quasars.
Sastry of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,
Bangalore. Dr Sastry's work has had an impact
on the theoretical understanding of glass-forming liquids and conditions under
which materials end up in structurally arrested states. His work on glass
forming ability of materials has lead to the experimental breakthrough of
making a monoatomic metallic glass by vitrifying
germanium. He has established a novel liquid-liquid transition in supercooled silicon and shown it to be a metal to non-metal
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