Ashoke Sen

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Ashoke Sen

Ashoke Sen, a professor at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, is known for his work in string theory. In 2012 he won the world’s biggest award in Physics – Fundamental Physics Prize started by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner. Sen has won the ICTP Prize in 1989, the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar award in 1994, the Padma Shri in 2001 and the Infosys prize in Mathematical Sciences in 2009. Ashoke Sen is considered one of original contributors to string theory, a complex mathematical construct which is meant to resolve one of science’s biggest mysteries – that gravity as explained by Einstein does not fit in with quantum theory which explains all other forces and particles of nature.

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