Three eminent Indian Born scientists listed in the fifty scientists elected as Fellows of the Royal Society, a premier scientific academy of the U.K and the Commonwealth.
- Physicist Sriram Ramaswamy, Director of TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad
- Biochemist Ramanujan Hegde, MRC Laboratory of Microbiology, U.K.
- Applied mathematician Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, Harvard University
About Sriram Ramaswamy
Currently in Indian Institute of Science and went on leave to work on two major fields.
- Collective movement of Self Propelled matter through fluids
- Non-living imitations of self-propulsion.
On receiving the recognition, the scientist expressed that he was delighted and share the recognition to the co-workers. He was very proud that Indian groups had been leaders in that area.
Work on active matter in fluids
Scientist stated that using general physical properties they framed the equations and predicted the nature of flows and fluctuations in active particle systems on a wide range of scales.
About Ramanujan Hegde’s work:
Failures of proteins to reach their correct cellular destination could lead to neurodegeneration, which cells avoid by targeting the proteins.
About L. Mahadevan’s Work:
- Attempts to understand the geometrical and dynamic patterns of shape and flow in physical and biological systems.
- IIT Madras Alumni
About Royal Society:
Established in 1660
Field: Contributions in the fields of mathematics, engineering science and medical science
Fellows elected: About 8,000
No of persons of Indian origin: About 60
- The First Indian elected: Ardaseer Cursetjee, an engineer, in 1841
- The Second Indian Inducted: Srinivasa Ramanujan, in 1918
The Royal Society elects new Fellows and Foreign Members every year.
Mission: To recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.