Iranian math scientist Maryam Mirzakhani has received the 2013 biennial Satter Prize in mathematics presented by American Mathematical Society. The Satter Prize is dedicated to a woman to recognize and appreciate the winner’s mathematical accomplishments. This prize was established in 1990 using funds donated by Joan...

Nobel Prize, the most prestigious honor awarded to physicists in his life time for outstanding contribution to physics. In 2013, Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to physicist Peter Higgs along with F. Englert for their contribution of Higgs Boson, the particle which is supposed to give mass to other particles. Higgs boson is also known as the God particle named by Leo Lederman. And it deserves the name. The dilemma of how a particle gets mass was theorized by these scientists in back 60s which has been confirmed experimentally on March, 2013 in Large Hadron Collider, world’s most costly laboratory. Since Nobel Prize cannot be given to more than three people at a time, and also not to dead scientist, so these two scientist were awarded with the prize and other scientists were awarded another high honor with J.J. Sakurai Prize in theoretical physics in 2010.

[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.