India’s challenge is to build excellent scientific research at basic level
BioSpectrum in an article interviews and highlights Professor Satyajit Mayor discussing his responsibilities of his new role as the Director of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and the Director of National Centre for Biological Sciences. He talks about the current status of biological research in India, his opinions of the reasons behind them and the steps taken to handle them at NCBS.
The Infosys Science Foundation in association with Sishu Griha Montessori and High School, organized the second edition of Limit Infinity, an inter-school fest aimed at fostering interest in science amongst school students. Over 300 students from 20 schools took part in the day-long event that was hosted by Infosys at its campus in Electronics City. The all-day event was inclusive of a lecture by Prof. T.V. Ramakrishnan, Professor at the Banaras University and Associate at IISC, on the Frontiers of Physics.
In a detailed article, Talk Magazine describes how Prof. Shrinivas Kulkarni, Jury Chair of the Infosys Prize in Physical Sciences and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Astronomy and Planetary Science at the California Institute of Technology, and his journey so far. He is the moving spirit behind India being a part of the 76000 crore, five-nation Thirty Metre Telescope project, comparable in some ways to the size and ambition of the 'God particle' experiment.
In this article, DNA highlights the commendable work of five students of Sishu Griha School of Bangalore who took up the project of saving energy by tweaking the brightness settings of computer monitors. This group of students are mentored by the Infosys Science Foundation and has helped them with a platform to execute this project practically. Post this, the team has visited 20 companies to demonstrate the power-saving configuration. Their project also got them shortlisted by Volvo Adventure and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as one of the eight international projects and were the only ones to represent India in the finals at Volvo Adventure International Conference on Environment Education in Sweden in June 2013.
Open Magazine in a three-page feature puts the spotlight on four Infosys Prize laureates for 2012 (Prof. Manjul Bhargava, Prof. Satyajit Mayor, Dr. Ashish Lele and Dr. Ajayaghosh) and the potentially impactful nature of their work.