Indrani Bose, Professor of the Department of Physics, Bose Institute, Calcutta is the first Stree Shakti Science Samman awardee for "The Woman Scientist of the Year". She is awarded for her exact solutions of model Hamiltonians in low dimensions, relevant to magnetism in Condensed Matter Physics. Her models and their solutions have not only mathematical rigour, but in recent years these models and their solutions have become important in view of their impact on the experimental community. Due to advancement of technology, it has become possible to reach an extremely low temperature to verify the predictions of the theory for low dimensional materials. Professor Bose got all her scientific training while working in Calcutta only, and she achieved both national and international recognition in rather difficult circumstances. She has single-handedly developed a strong solid-state theory group in the Bose Institute, devoted to the study of magnetism, strongly correlated systems and exactly soluble quantum models. She is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore.
She is truly remarkable professional woman with a strong commitment for excellence in research, at both personal and at the institutional level. Her exuberant enthusiasm, abiding interest and leadership in the sustenance and growth of research in Calcutta and inspiring and training young physicists, make her an excellent role model for the younger generation. Professor Bose has been chosen for the Streeshakti Science Samman as the "Woman Scientist of the Year".