Happy to meet a Theoretical physicist, Ashok sen…Thank you ICTS( international center for theoretical sciences ) for inviting him. An outreach program is necessary to throw a light on fundamental knowedge about cosmology , Big vast universe. was great evening to learn lot about string theory.
Ashok sen is an Indian theoretical physicist and distinguished professor at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad.He also is the Morning-star Visiting professor at MIT and a distinguished professor at the Korea Institute for Advanced Study. His main area of work is String Theory. He was among the first recipients of the Fundamental Physics Prize “for opening the path to the realization that all string theories are different limits of the same underlying theory”. Of the prizes for theoretical physics, the Fundamental Physics Prize is the one which pays the most prize money.
He got Several Prize and Awards
1.Dirac Medal in 2014
2.Doctor of Literature (honorary), 2013, awarded by Jadavpur University.
3.Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa), 2013, awarded by IIT Bombay
4.M.P. Birla Memorial Award in 2013
5.Padma Bhushan in 2013
6.Fundamental Physics Prize, 2012, for his work on string theory
7.Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa), 2011, awarded by Bengal Engineering and Science 8.University, Shibpur (Presently Indian Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Shibpur)
9.Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa), 2009, awarded by IIT Kharagpur
10.Infosys Prize in the Mathematical Sciences, 2009
11.Padma Shri in 2001
12.Fellow of the Royal Society 1998
13.Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy in 1996
14.S.S. Bhatnagar award in 1994
15.Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 1991
16.ICTP Prize in 1989
Ashoke Sen is Professor at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad. He received his PhD from the SUNY at Stony Brook in 1982. He has made pioneering contributions to the development of string theory. He has been awarded the ICTP prize in 1989, S S Bhatnagar Award in 1994 and the Third World Academy prize in 1997. He has been elected as a fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 1991 and of the Indian National Science Academy in 1995. In 1998 Sen was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.
As string theory evolved in the 1980s and 1990s, it branched into various, confusing postulations. Sen’s singular contribution has been to unify multiple string theories and reveal a common foundation. It was to honour this achievement that Sen—an alumnus of Kolkata’s Presidency College and IIT-Kanpur—last month received the world’s most lucrative scientific prize, the only awardee from the developing world (seven scientists were from the US, one from France). The Milner prize, instituted by Yuri Milner, a Russian physics student, college dropout, venture capitalist and billionaire, focuses on fundamental physics and at $3 million (Rs.16.65 crore), pays nearly 300% more than a Nobel and stunned its awardees. More than the money, the Milner prize is important in the search for new frontiers because, unlike the Nobel, it can be given to scientists whose ideas have not yet been proved.
For Some glimpse about his lectures watch here ,