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Top 10 Indian Science Personalities of 2019

10 Dr Neena Gupta

Associate Professor, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata has become the youngest person to ever receive the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2019 at the age of 35. Dr Neena Gupta was awarded the Prize for having solved a 70-year-old mathematics puzzle called the Zariski Cancellation Problem. Dr Gupta is not just the youngest, but also only the third woman to win the honour till date.

9 Prof. Sunita Sarawagi

Institute Chair Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Her main research in databases, data mining, machine learning and natural language processing, and for important applications of these research techniques. She won The Infosys Prize 2019 in Engineering and Computer Science.

8 Prof. G Mugesh

Professor, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Professor G Mugesh and his team at the Indian Institute of Science are working on synthetic molecules such as artificial enzymes, which may help develop novel ways to tackle cardiovascular disorders, including heart attacks. Endothelial dysfunction, a risk factor for plaque build-up inside arteries, and hypertension are also on the list of “cures”. He won Infosys Prize 2019 in Physical Sciences.

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