We are very happy to announce that Dr. Shravan Hanasoge, associate professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research has been chosen as the recipient of the Prof. Peraiah Foundation Award for 2021. This award, instituted by the Prof. Peraiah Foundation, and administered by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA, Bengaluru), is meant to recognise outstanding work in the field of Theoretical Astrophysics and is awarded every two years. The nominees have to be scientists working in India who are below 60 years of age. The award consists of a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, a citation, and an invitation to deliver a special lecture at IIA.
The award for 2021 is given to Dr Hanasoge in recognitions of his contributions to the understanding of convection and rotation in the Sun and stars.
Prof. Peraiah Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote and encourage research in Theoretical Astrophysics in particular within India , and has an MoU with IIA, Bengaluru for organizing the award related matters. The foundation was set up in the memory of Prof.Annamaneni Peraiah, a world renowned theoretical astrophysicist, who retired from IIA in 1997. He was well known for his work on radiative transfer, especially in stellar atmospheres, and had developed solutions for the propagation of light in numerous astrophysical contexts.