The Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) celebrated its 10-year milestone on Tuesday and announced Infosys Prize 2018 Winners in six categories – Engineering and Computer Sciences, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences. The Prize, given annually, celebrates the success of the recipients in science and research by recognizing their achievements in each category. It carries a gold medal, a citation, and a prize purse, the amount for which has been increased to USD 100,000 (or its equivalent in Rupees) this year, tax-free, in the hands of winners in India.
The Infosys Prize 2018 laureates have achieved prestigious milestones in their domains, and the ISF believes that this year’s winners will continue to raise the bar for science and research over the next decade. By recognizing these outstanding researchers & celebrating their achievements, the Infosys Prize aims to inspire young minds to explore science as a career option and advance innovation in the country.
“Motivating researchers at the right stage in their careers is critical for their success – they represent the future of India in their respective fields. With improving synergies between the scientific community and industry we are poised for cutting-edge science and research innovation. The science of today is, after all, the technology of tomorrow. We hope the work of all our winners bears fruit and helps improve societies and economies across the world,” said K. Dinesh, President of the Infosys Science Foundation.