Physicist Arnab Rai Choudhuri of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has been selected for the Subrahmanyan Chandrashekhar Prize of the Asia-Pacific Physical Societies Plasma Physics Division for 2022.
Choudhuri has been awarded for his contribution to the development of solar dynamo models of sunspot cyclone flux transport over 11 years. Using this model, he provided theoretical explanations for various phenomena that occur in the sun.
The award includes a medal, certificate and cash prize. Awards are presented at the APPC conference during which the recipient gives an invited talk.
Choudhuri has been associated with IISc for several decades and has made significant contributions to further understanding of solar dynamo mechanisms. He is the author of two well-known textbooks on astronomy and physics.
Choudhuri is an alumnus of Presidency College, Kolkata and IIT-Kanpur. He received his doctorate from the University of Chicago.