Director of Research at Laboratoire de Physique Th´eorique et Mod`eles Statistiques, Universit´e Paris-Sud, Orsay, France has been awarded the prestigious Gay-Lussac Humboldt Prize in recognition of his past accomplishments in research and teaching. The Gay-Lussac Humboldt Prize is a German-French science prize awarded to researchers who have made outstanding contributions in science, especially in cooperation between the two countries.
Majumdar's research interests focus on various problems in equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical physics with applications in physics, computer science, and biology. He has made important contributions in the field of self-organized criticality, polymers and self-avoiding walks, growth models, persistence and first-passage properties in nonequilibrium systems, Brownian motion/diffusion and their applications, interacting particle systems and their nonequilibrium steady-state properties and in understanding how stress propagates in granular systems. His work has been highlighted in Nature Physics and Physics Today. He was also recently awarded the EPS prize for Statistical and Nonlinear Physics (2019) (jointly with S. Ciliberto) for his research contributions in Statistical and Nonlinear Physics.
Satya Majumdar is a member of the ICTS Management Board and has been closely associated with ICTS from its inception.