02 May 2016 Current Affairs:
Physicist Sriram Ramaswamy, Director of TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad, was elected as the Fellow of The Royal Society, as announced on 29 April 2016. His name appeared on the list of 50 new fellows and 10 new Foreign Members announced by the Royal Society.Besides, biochemist Ramanujan Hegde, MRC Laboratory of Microbiology, U.K. and applied mathematician Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, Harvard University, are the other two Indian names who were also elected as the fellows of the premier scientific academy of the U.K. and the Commonwealth.
About Sriram Ramaswamy:
Sriram directs the TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences in Hyderabad, and is on leave from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.Among the awards he has received for his research are the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in 2000 and the Infosys Prize in 2011.His research helped found the field of Active Matter, which studies the collective behaviour of objects, such as motile organisms.He is widely known for formulating the hydrodynamic equations governing the alignment, flow, mechanics and statistical properties of suspensions of self-propelled creatures, on scales from a cell to the ocean.About Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan:
L Mahadevan was born in India, and was educated there through college.He completed his PhD at Stanford University.He started his independent career at MIT.His work has been recognized by awards that include the Edgerton Prize at MIT and the Ledlie Prize at Harvard.His work attempts to understand the geometrical and dynamical patterns of shape and flow in physical and biological matter.
About Ramanujan Hegde:
Ramanujan Hegde is a biochemist whose research has deepened humans’ understanding of how newly made proteins are localised correctly inside cells.His research contributions have been recognized by the R.R. Bensley award in Cell Biology in 2008, and his election as a Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation in 2013.