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Ashoke Sen awarded USD 3M 'Fundamental Physics Prize'

Submitted by Karthik on 2 August, 2012 - 11:51

The theoretical physicist, Ashoke Sen, is one of nine recipients of the newly created Fundamental Physics Prize. The prize is awarded to scientists who have made notable contributions to fundamental research in physics. Sen was selected for his ground-breaking contributions to the field of string theory and particularly,

For uncovering striking evidence of strong-weak duality in certain supersymmetric string theories and gauge theories, opening the path to the realization that all string theories are different limits of the same underlying theory.

Ashoke Sen currently works at the Harish Chandra Research Institute in Allahabad.

IE and ET have coverage of this story. The Telegraph also has coverage along with a slew of interesting anecdotes.