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Sudeshna Sinha, former ICTP Regular Associate (1995-2000) and postdoc in the condensed matter physics group, has received the B.M. Birla Science Award in physics. The prizes are given by the B.M. Birla Science Centre in Hyderabad, India, to outstanding Indian scientists under 40 years of age. Sinha is researcher at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Chennai, India. Walter Munk, one of the first scientists to be associated with ICTP, has become the first-ever recipient of the Prince Albert I Medal given by the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO). IAPSO has recognized him "for a half century of superb science and discoveries in physical oceanography." Munk is currently professor of geophysics at the University of California's (San Diego campus) Scripps Institution of Oceanography.


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