ICTP Prize 2016

Aninda Sinha


ICTP has awarded its 2016 ICTP Prize to Aninda Sinha of the Center for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, for his key contributions to aspects of quantum field theory using the AdS/CFT correspondence. In particular, the development of holographic c-theorems for strongly coupled theories which led to the first c-theorem in odd-dimensions, an important breakthrough in the study of hydrodynamic properties of strongly coupled systems with holographic duals, of the holographic entanglement entropy and in the conformal bootstrap program.

The 2016 ICTP Prize honours Nobel Laureate Kenneth G. Wilson, a theoretical physicist who pioneered the application of computational field theory methods to critical phenomena and elementary particle problems, and a friend of ICTP.