Sandip Trivedi

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Sandip Trivedi
Born5 April 1963 (1963-04-05) (age 59)
Alma materIndian Institute of Technology Kanpur
California Institute of Technology
Institute for Advanced Study
Known forKKLT mechanism
SpouseShubha Tole
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical physics
Doctoral advisorJohn Preskill

Sandip Trivedi (Hindi: सन्दिप त्रिवेदी; born 1963) is an Indian theoretical physicist working at Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (TIFR) at Mumbai, India, while he is its current director.[1] He is well known for his contributions to string theory, in particular finding (along with Renata Kallosh, Andrei Linde, and Shamit Kachru) the first models of accelerated expansion of the universe in low energy supersymmetric string (see KKLT mechanism).[2] His research areas include string theory, cosmology and particle physics. He is now member of program advisory board of International Center for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS). He is also the recipient of the Infosys Prize 2010 in the category of Physical Sciences.[3]


He completed his master of science (Integrated) in physics from IIT Kanpur in 1985. He was awarded his PhD in 1990 from Caltech, Pasadena, USA. Later he went on to work as a post-doctoral research associate at IAS, Princeton until 1992.


He won the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in the Physical Sciences in 2005. He was the recipient of the Infosys Prize 2010 in the category of Physical Sciences.[4] He is also a recipient of the TWAS Prize in Physics in 2015.[5]


  1. ^ Yogita Rao (9 July 2015). "Sandip Trivedi takes charge as TIFR director". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  2. ^ Kachru, Shamit; Kallosh, Renata; Linde, Andrei; Trivedi, Sandip P. (2003). "de Sitter Vacua in String Theory". Physical Review D. 68 (4): 046005. arXiv:hep-th/0301240. Bibcode:2003PhRvD..68d6005K. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.68.046005. S2CID 119482182.
  3. ^ Infosys Prize 2010 - Physical Sciences Archived 17 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Infosys Prize 2010 - Gallery Archived 30 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Prizes and Awards". The World Academy of Sciences. 2016.

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