Kolkata solar physicist wins prestigious US prize
The first scientist from the Asia Pacific to get the prize, Nandy was awarded for his "advances in the use of kinematic dynamo models to elucidate the typical and atypical solar cycle, and for his outstanding leadership within the solar physics and space climate communities."
The prize, according to an official announcement, is in "recognition for a significant contribution to the study of the sun, early in a person's professional career."
"The main thrust of my discovery is that the sun's memory regarding its past activity is very short. This implies that very long term forecasting of solar activity and space weather is ruled out," he told Asian Scientist Magazine.
Nandi said that he did his research at the IISER and a student from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Bidya Binay Karak, collaborated with him.
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