Wednesday, January 04, 2006

King Faisal International Prize

    Professor M.S. Narasimhan, honorary fellow at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, has been selected as a co-winner of the prestigious 2006 King Faisal International (KFI) Prize.

    Narasimhan's co-winner is British professor Simon Kirwan Donaldson, president of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and professor of mathematics at Imperial College, London.

    The award consists of a certificate hand-written in Arabic calligraphy summarising the laureate's work, a commemorative 24 carat 200 gm gold medal uniquely cast and a cash prize of 200,000 dollars.

    The announcement was made on December 27 by Prince Khalid Al Faisal Bin Abdulaziz, Director General of King Faisal Charitable Foundation and Chairman of King Faisal International Prize Panel.

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Update (Jan 06): Here's an Indian Express report. (Thanks Pradeep).

5 Comments:

At 7:34 AM, Blogger Narasimhan said...

Dear Anand,

This is wonderful news. Congratulations to Prof. Narasimhan. I am surprised to see that even The Hindu hasn't covered this great news. Thanks for the information.

With Regards
Narasimhan

 
At 8:37 AM, Anonymous Pradeep said...

Indian Express reported this news on 29th Dec in the Bombay page. Check this:

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=163277

 
At 12:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Prof. Narasimhan.

British professor Simon Kirwan Donaldson, president of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and professor of mathematics at Imperial College, London.

i guess, Fields Medallist Simon Donaldson, was more than sufficient!

 
At 4:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so does he get 100,000 dollars or 200,000 dollars ?!! man 200,000 dollar is almost one crore INR!

- Ramanan (not S Ramanan!)

 
At 2:18 PM, Blogger Id it is said...

Congratulations to Prof Narsimhan. However, of late there have been some mind boggling donations and grants to academia coming out of the Middle East. Both harvard and Georgetown Universities got 20 million dollars each some two weeks ago from a Saudi prince who wants this money to go toward starting a Center of Middle Eastern Studies at both of these universities. An expensive facelift to redeem a tarnished image?

 

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