Indian Scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni Wins Prestigious Dan David Prize

Posted on:18 May 2017 16:17:00
Indian Scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni Wins Prestigious Dan David Prize
18 May 2017 Current Affairs:

  • Indian scientist and astronomer Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the prestigious Dan David prize for his work in the field of astronomy.

  • Shrinivas Kulkarni, a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

  • Kulkarni would share the award with Andrej Udalski of the University of Warsaw and Neil Gehrels of NASA for their discoveries on time-domain astrophysics in the “Future” category of the prize.

  • The Dan David Foundation was established in 2000 by the late Dan David, an international businessman and philanthropist.

  • Three Dan David prizes of $1 million awarded each year in the categories of Past, Present and Future to people who have made exemplary contributions to humanity in the field of sciences, humanities, or for their work in civil society.


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