Honors and Awards
Prof. Basu was awarded the Vainu Bappu Gold Medal of the Astronomical Society of India in 1996 for her early work in in helioseismic characterization of the interior structure of the Sun.
In 2004 Prof. Basu was awarded an NSF Career grant to study solar variability using helioseismic techniques
Prof. Basu was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2015 for “distinguished contributions to the field of stellar oscillations, probing deep inside stars to learn their inner secrets”.
The Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society awarded Prof. Basu its highest honor, the George Ellery Hale Prize, in 2018 for “her many seminal contributions to our understanding of the internal structure and dynamics of the Sun and stars.”
In 2018, the Connecticut Chapter of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), honored Prof. Basu for her achievements in Basic Sciences.