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Celebrating Physics Excellence

ICTP Prize ceremony will honour 2019 recipients

Celebrating Physics Excellence
Celebrating Physics Excellence


After a postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ICTP will hold a virtual awards ceremony on 2 June 2021 honouring the two recipients of its 2019 ICTP Prize. The event, which will be livestreamed on ICTP's YouTube channel as well as on Zoom, will feature prize lectures by the two recipients, along with an introductory talk by theoretical physicist and former ICTP Scientific Council member Ashoke Sen.

The 2019 ICTP Prize was awarded to Dr. Basudeb Dasgupta, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India and Dr. Suvrat Raju, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, TIFR, Shivakote, Bengaluru, India.

The prize recognises Dasgupta for his innovative theoretical contributions to neutrino and dark-matter physics, especially to the understanding of collective neutrino oscillations. Dasgupta pioneered the field of collective neutrino flavor evolution in extreme astrophysical environments, such as those in supernovae, which helped the understanding of these spectacular and phenomenologically rich events. Dasgupta's prize lecture is titled "Dying Stars, Dancing Neutrinos, and Us".

Suvrat Raju was cited for his new insights into the holographic description of black-hole interiors, for clarifying the nature of subtle non-local effects in quantum gravity, and for contributions to the study of the AdS/CFT correspondence. Raju will lecture on "The Principle of Holography of Information".

More details about the ceremony are available here. Those wishing to participate via Zoom will need to register in advance at After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the ceremony.

Alternatively, the ceremony can be viewed via livestream.