Sunday, August 17, 2008

GM Modi Award

The Gujar Mal Modi Science Foundation has presented this year's GM Modi Award for outstanding contribution in innovative science and technology to T V Ramakrishnan, DAE Homi Bhabha Professor (also Emeritus Professor), department of physics, Banaras Hindu University (BHU).Award, comprising a cash prize of Rs 2.01 lakh, a silver shield and a scroll of honour.The award is presented annually to a leading scientist of India for his/her outstanding contribution to research resulting in new innovative technology.Ramakrishnan is known for his seminal contributions of condensed matter physics and has been a fellow of all the National Science Academies, as well as the Royal Society of London. He is a Padamshri awardee and the former president of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.

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