Ashoke gets the cash prize of $3000000 ( three million dollars ) which is more than double the cash
prize of Nobel Prize . Ashoke is 56 years old and is the only Indian to receive the prize.
He was the Professor of Physics in Harish Chandra Research Institute , Allahabad . He joined Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai , in 1988 . Prof. Sen received Padma Shri award and the
Indian National Science Academy Award in the year 2001 and 1995 respectively . He also received CSIR ' s Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in the year 1994 . He was elected as the fellow of the Royal Society of London in the year 1998 . He completed his graduation from Presidency College of Kolkata .
He got his masters from Indian Institute of Technology , Kanpur in the year 1976 and completed his PhD from State University of New York . He worked with Fermi Lab and Stanford before coming to India .
About the Prize : The Prize was started by the Billionaire of Russia , Yuri Milner . He was a student of Physics and a college drop -out and later earned billions through investing in stocks etc . He was the researcher in Lebedev Physical Institute . The Prize was given to the physicists for their remarkable contribution to the field of fundamental physics .
The winners of Fundamental Physics Prize were selected by Yuri Milner .