(GIST OF SCIENCE REPORTER) Boltzmann Medal
Prof. Deepak Dhar from the Indian Institute of Science and Education Research, Pune and Prof. John J. Hopfield of Princeton University, Deepak Dhar from the Indian Institute of USA, have been selected for the Boltzmann Medal by the Commission on Statistical Physics (C3) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) this year.
- The Boltzmann Medal is considered the highest honour in the field of statistical physics. Prof. Deepak Dhar is the first Indian scientist to receive this honour.
This year, the Commission on Statistical Physics at the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics decided to recognise the contributions of the duo — the medals will be presented at the upcoming StatPhys28 Conference to be held in Tokyo in August 2023.
- IUPAP started this award in 1975 and for the first time, it was awarded to K.G. Wilson who became a Nobel Laureate later in 1982. The Boltzmann Medal is given once every three years to researchers who have obtained new results concerning statistical mechanics. The award is in memory of the great pioneer of statistical mechanics Ludwig Boltzmann (1844-1906).
Courtesy: Science Reporter