Indian Scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni Wins Prestigious Dan David Prize (Download PDF)


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Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the prestigious Dan David prize as recognition for his contribution in the field of astronomy. Mr Kulkarni is a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.

Image of Scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni

Image of Scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni

Image of Scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni


  • He is a pioneer and leading figure in time-domain astrophysics across the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • The survey has turned up thousands of stellar explosions, transforming our knowledge of the transient sky.
  • Mr Kulkarni, with this honour, joins other prominent Indian laureates of the Dan David prize including author

    • Amitav Ghosh.
    • Music conductor Zubin Mehta
    • Renowned chemist CNR Rao.
  • He was the award with Andrej Udalski of the University of Warsaw and Neil Gehrels of NASA for their discoveries on time-domain astrophysics in the “Future” category of the prize.

About Dan David Prize:

  • The $1 million prize is a joint international enterprise endowed by the Dan David Foundation headquartered at Tel Aviv University.
  • It is grants annually three prizes of US $1 million each for outstanding achievement.
  • Fields are chosen for Past, Present and Future.
  • It is Foundation was founded in 2000 with a $100 million endowment by Romanian-born Israeli businessman and philanthropist Dan David
  • The Founding Director was Professor Gad Barzilai.
  • It is awarded for innovative and interdisciplinary research.

Table ContEnt shows About Dan David Prize

Table Contant shows About Dan David Prize

Dan David Prize

Awarded for

Outstanding Contribution in the Fields of Science, Technology, Culture or Social Welfare



Presented by

The Dan David Foundation

First Awarded


- Published/Last Modified on: May 24, 2017


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