Infosys Prize Celebrates the Best in Research across Sciences and Humanities
The Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) honors six of the finest scientists and researchers for their stellar contributions to science and research. The chief guest – Nobel laureate and Thomas W. Lamont University Professor at Harvard University, Prof. Amartya Sen, felicitated the winners across six prize categories including Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences
BlogsWhy Indian students should be goats, and not sheep
January 2, 2015
My somewhat allegorical message is based on the life story of Prof. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, who in my view epitomizes the noblest values in the pursuit of science. I trust you would need no introduction to Venki, as he is popularly known, but in case you were too busy with the IPL, let me present his credentials - he is one of the few Nobel Prize winners of Indian origin. Venki won the prize for Chemistry in 2009, and this was in recognition of his pioneering work on ribosomes, the part of the human cell that converts genetic information into proteins, the building blocks of our bodies.