Boltzmann medal – UPSC Prelims

Boltzmann medal:
  • The Boltzmann medal is awarded by the Commission on Statistical Physics (C3) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.
  • The award was initiated in 1975, with Nobel laureate (1982) K.G. Wilson was the first recipient.
    Deepak Dhar, physicist from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, has been selected for the Boltzmann medal.
  • He became the first Indian to win this award.
  • He shares the platform with American scientist John J. Hopfield who is known for his invention of an associative neural network, now named after him.
  • The award consists of the gilded Boltzmann medal with the inscription of Ludwig Boltzmann.
  • The chosen two scientists will be presented the medals at the StatPhys28 conference to be held in Tokyo, 7-11 August, 2023.
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