The ICTP Prize in the field of Condensed Matter Physics (in honour of Philip W. Anderson) has been awarded to Mohit Randeria, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India.
Mohit Randeria is a theoretical physicist working at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India. He is the author of about 70 publications in the field of High Temperature Superconductivity and Strongly Correlated Electron Systems.
Mohit Randeria is regarded as the world's expert in the implications of the Angle Resolved Photoemission (ARPES) experiments for the properties of strongly correlated electron systems. His pioneer works in this field are highly recognized as the basis for extracting the momentum dependence of spectrum of excitations in such systems. This line of research plays a crucial role in developing the theory of non-Fermi liquid behavior of high-Tc superconductors.
The second remarkable contribution of Mohit Randeria to Condensed Matter Physics is the theoretical interpretation of experiments on the pseudogap state in the normal state of high-Tc superconductors. His 1996 paper in Nature concerning this problem collected more than 600 references for less than 6 years.
Mohit Randeria is not only an extremely productive researcher who published more than 50 papers since he returned to India in 1995. He is also a leader and a founder of a small but world-wide recognized group in the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. This group is among the leading groups in the world working in the theory of high-Tc superconductivity and it plays a great role in developing fundamental science in India.