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Four Indian Americans won Simons Investigators Awards 2013

Jul 28, 2013 11:31 IST

Four Indian-American Professors Kannan Soundararajan, Rajeev Alur, Salil P Vadhan and Senthil Todadri in fourth week of July 2013 won Simons Investigators Awards 2013. Apart from these, 9 other mathematicians, theoretical physicists and theoretical computer scientists were also selected for the Simons Investigators Awards for their cutting edge research.

The 2013 awards were announced by the New York-based Simons Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation. Its mission is to advance the lines of research in mathematics and basic sciences. The Simons Investigators program provides a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term study of fundamental questions. The foundation was incorporated in 1994 by Jim and Marilyn Simons.

Name of People Awarded with their field of Study

Field of Study

Name of People awarded in Selected Fields

Physics

  • Victor Galitski from The University of Maryland
  • Randall Kamien from University of Pennsylvania
  • Joel Moore from University of California, Berkeley
  • Dam Thanh Son from the University of Chicago
  • Senthil Todadri from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Xi Yin from Harvard University

Computer science

  • Rajeev Alur from University of Pennsylvania
  • Piotr Indyk from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Salil P. Vadhan from Harvard University

Mathematics

  • Ngô Bao Châu from the University of Chicago
  • Maryam Mirzakhani from Stanford University
  • Kannan Soundararajan from Stanford University
  • Daniel Tataru from University of California, Berkeley

About Simons Investigators
Simons Investigators are outstanding theoretical scientists, who receive long-term research support from the Simons Foundation.

Level and Duration of Funding: A Simons Investigator is appointed for an initial period of five years with possible renewal for a further five years. An Investigator will receive research support of $100,000 per year, with an additional $10,000 per year provided to the Investigator’s department. The Investigator’s institution will receive 20 percent for indirect costs.

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