ICTS scientist Dr. Anirban Basak, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2020 NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award (for Mathematics), for his research in probability theory. He works on random matrices and graphs, statistical physics, large deviations, and interacting particle systems. His current research focuses on understanding spectral properties of sparse non-normal random matrices and large deviations in sparse random matrices and graphs.
The National Academy of Sciences, India was founded in the year 1930, with the objective of providing a national forum for the publication of research work carried out by Indian scientists and to provide opportunities for exchange of views among them. Each year the Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award is presented to scientists under the age of 35 in the fields of Physical, Biological and Mathematical sciences.