Indian Scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni Wins Prestigious Dan David Prize

Thursday 18th of May 2017

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May 18, 2017


Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the prestigious Dan David prize to be a recognition for his contributions made in neuro-scientific astronomy.

Shrinivas Kulkarni, a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, is mostly a pioneer in neuro-scientific time-domain astrophysics. Bigger been credited for building and conducting the Palomar Transient Factory, which is a large-area survey of the night sky that has resulted in with several thousand stellar explosions.

Shrinivas kulkarni would share the award with Andrej Udalski of one's University of Warsaw and Neil Gehrels of NASA because of their discoveries on time-domain astrophysics in the “Future” sounding the prize.

This particular award, Shrinivas Kulkarni will join other prominent Indians who've won the Dan David prize like noted author Amitav Ghosh, music conductor Zubin Mehta and renowned chemist CNR Rao.

Dan David Prize

The Dan David Foundation was established in 2000 by the late Dan David, a world businessman and philanthropist. Three Dan David prizes of $1 million each are awarded each year with the groups of “Past,” “Present” and “Future” to people who made exemplary contributions to humanity in neuro-scientific sciences, humanities, or their operate in civil society. 

The grateful recipients with the “Past” category are chosen from the field of history, archaeology, paleontology, biography, etc ;.

The grateful recipients with the “Present” category are chosen from arts, media, policy, economics, etc.

The grateful recipients with the “Future” category are chosen  from one of many exact or natural sciences.

The prize mandates the laureates to donate 10% of their prize money to provide scholarships for graduate or post-graduate researchers into their respective fields.

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