[caption id="attachment_5131" align="alignleft" width="191"]Dr. Eknath Prabhakar Ghate Dr. Eknath Prabhakar Ghate[/caption] Dr. Eknath Prabhakar Ghate, of the School of Mathematical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai has been selected for the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology for the year 2013 in Mathematical Science category along with seven other scientists in various other disciplines. This year the other awardees include Dr Sathees Chukkurumbal Raghavan (Biological Sciences) from IISc Bangalore, Dr Yamuna Krishnan (Chemical Science) from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai, Dr Bikramjit Basu from IISc and Dr Suman Chakraborty from IIT Kharagpur (both from Engineering Sciences), Dr Amol Dighe from TIFR and Dr Vijay Balakrishna Shenoy from IISc (Physical Science). There is no awardee this year in the Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean & Planetary Sciences category.

This year's Abel Prize has been awarded to the Belgian mathematician Pierre Deligne for "seminal contributions to algebraic geometry and for their transformative impact on number theory, representation theory, and related fields". The Abel Prize was established in 2003 in memory of the Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel....