The C.S. Shastry Prize in Physics
The Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy is pleased to announce the C.S. Shastry Prize in Physics, made possible by a Caltech graduate alumnus who has generously created and endowed the prize in honor of his mentor and physics teacher, Prof. C.S. Shastry.
The prize will be awarded each year to a sophomore Physics major (the annual 'C.S. Shastry Scholar') upon completion of Ph. 11, the research course sequence in Physics. The student will be nominated by a faculty member based on criteria valued by Prof. Shastry: passion for the subject, curiosity about nature, and demonstrated ability. The award will provide funds for the C.S. Shastry scholar to conduct research in Physics during the sophomore summer, under the mentoring of a Caltech faculty member.
Prof. Shastry's research career was primarily in nuclear physics. Several of his students have held academic positions, including at Indian Inst of Science, Notre Dame, Harvard, Inst for Advanced Study, Argonne National Labs, and U of South Carolina.
2017 - Walker Melton