IT major Infosys today announced winners of ''Infosys Prize 2012'' for outstanding research across six catogories --Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.
While Dr Ashish Lele of National Chemical Laboratories,Pune won the Award in Engineering and Computer Science category, Prof Sanjay Subrahmanyam (University of California) won in History, Prof Amit Chaudhuri (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK) in Contemporary Literature, in Life Sciences: Cellular Orgainisation and Signalling, Prof Dr Satyajit Mayor (National Centre for Biological Sciences,Bangalore).
Prof Manjul Bhargava of Princeton University won the Award in Mathematical Sciences, while senior Scientist Ayyappanpillai Ajayagosh (National Institute for Interdiscplinary Science and Technology won it in Physical Sciences, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Thiruvananthapuram. In Social Sciences, it was Prof Arunava
Sen (Indian Statiscal Institute,Delhi.
The awards carrying a cash prize of Rs 50 lakhs each except for those in Humanities and gold medal which will be presented at a function in Delhi on Jan 3, 2013. Former Norwegian Prime Minister Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, will felicitate the winners.